Brazil's Centre-South hydrous ethanol sales increase 23% in Aug

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Sep 13 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold 1.37 billion litres (361 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol for the whole month of August, a 23.05% increase from the volume sold in July.

In the last two weeks of the previous month, anhydrous ethanol sales stood at around 433.93 million litres, according to local sugarcane industry association Unica.

Overall, the total ethanol sales for August amounted to 2.39 billion litres, with around 2.19 billion litres of the biofuel intended for the domestic market only.

Some 1.77 billion litres of ethanol were produced in the final two weeks of last month, of which 1.02 billion were hydrous ethanol and 749.44 million litres were of the anhydrous type.

Since the beginning of the sugarcane harvest back in April and up until September 1, the country has produced 15.29 billion litres of the biofuel, Unica noted.

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