Brazil's Centre-South produces 20.38bn l ethanol Apr-Nov 2011
Dec 14, 2011 - The ethanol output of Brazil's largest sugar cane producing region Centre-South reached 20.38 billion litres (5.384 billion gallons) in the period from April 1 to November 30, 2011.
Of these, 12.49 billion litres are hydrous and 7.89 billion litres -- anhydrous ethanol, data of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) showed yesterday.
The volume of crushed sugar cane between April and November summed up 488.5 million tonnes, down 10.23% year-on-year, UNICA also informed.
Brazil's sugar cane crop year starts on April 1 and ends on March 31 the next year.
According to UNICA, at the end of November, around 60 centre-southern units had not finished crushing yet.