Brazil's Centre-South ethanol production jumps 74.87% Apr 1-Jun 16, 2013
Jun 27, 2013 - The ethanol output of Brazil's largest sugar cane producing region Centre-South jumped by 74.87% year-on-year to 6.32 billion litres (13.9bn gallons) in the period from April 1, when the 2013/14 crop year started, to June 16.
According to data of the Brazilian sugarcane industry association (UNICA) released yesterday, a total 3.93 billion litres were hydrous ethanol and 2.38 billion litres -- anhydrous ethanol.
Sugar production came in at 7.39 million tonnes in the period.
Sugar cane crushing increased by 56.86% in the period, UNICA's technical director Antonio de Padua Rodrigues, said. Of the total crushed cane, 58% was earmarked for production of ethanol, versus 54.38% in the same period of 2012/2013.