Brazil's biodisel production reaches 309,000 cu m in May
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Brazil produced 309,000 cu m (10.91 million cu ft) of biodiesel in May, the Ministry of Mines and Energy said today.
From January to May of this year, biodiesel production in Brazil was 1.55 million cu m, a 3.6% decrease compared to the same period of 2015, according to data from the Renewable Fuels Monthly Bulletin, which covers biodiesel and ethanol production.
Brazil reached an installed annual production capacity of 7.12 million cu m in May. The top biodiesel producing region was the midwest with a 40% share. The south followed with a 38% share and the southeast region came third with 12%.
In regards to ethanol production, the country totalled 3.06 billion litres (807.84 million gallons), a 2% year-on-year increase. Of this volume, 1.88 billion was hydrous ethanol while 1.18 billion was anhydrous, said the government quoting data from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA).