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Brazil's Centre-South ethanol sales go up 3.85% y/y in Aug

Sugarcane field. Author: Jenny Mealing. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

September 11 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold 3.08 billion litres (512.49 million gallons) of the biofuel in August, an improvement of 3.85% year-on-year and 5.09% when compared to last month.

In specific numbers, hydrous ethanol sales amounted to 1.97 billion litres, compared to the 1.98 billion registered in 2018, local sugarcane industry association Unica said on Tuesday.

Anhydrous total ethanol sales in August reached 815.29 million litres, of which 419.08 million were sold in the last two weeks of month alone.

Overall, local producers sold 2.79 billion litres in the domestic market while the remaining 288.39 million litres were exported.

Production in the last 15 days of August for hydrous and anhydrous ethanol was 1.93 billion litres and 798.92 million litres, respectively, with the former breaking a new record. Corn based ethanol also grew with 26.46 million litres generated in the same period, Unica noted.

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