Brazil's Centre-South sells 2.86bn litres of ethanol in Sept

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October 10 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold 2.86 billion litres (755.53 million gallons) of the biofuel in September, local sugarcane industry association Unica said on Wednesday.

In specific numbers, hydrous ethanol sales were flat at 1.93 billion litres. From this amount, 1.02 billion were sold in the last 15 days of September alone. Anhydrous ethanol sales reached 735.14 million litres, of which 398.29 million were sold in the last two weeks of the month.

Overall, local producers sold 2.66 billion litres in the domestic market while the remaining 199.62 million litres were exported.

Production of hydrous and anhydrous ethanol since the beginning of the harvest up until October 1 was 17.54 billion litres and 7.62 billion litres, respectively. Corn based ethanol also grew with 537.49 million litres generated in the same period, Unica noted.

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