Brazil's biofuel production grows 18% in Jan-Nov 2015

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January 27 (SeeNews) - Brazil produced 3,624 million cubic meters of biofuel from January to November 2015, an 18% increase over the same period in 2014.

The Ministry of Mines and Energy announced the numbers on Tuesday, after the publication of the Renewable Fuels Monthly Bulletin No. 95, covering biodiesel and ethanol production.

The production capacity for biodiesel remained stable in November with 7,306 million cubic meters per year. Also in November, 51 plants operated commercially with an average capacity of 143,000 cubic meters per year. Brazil's midwest region was leader in terms of biodiesel production with 40% share of the total. The south followed with 37% and the southeast region came third with 13%.

Ethanol production totaled 28,347 million liters from January to November.

In November alone, ethanol consumption came in at 2,624 million liters of which 950 million liters were anhydrous ethanol and 1,673 billion liters were hydrated ethanol.

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