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BP Biofuels to expand ethanol production in Brazil [Registered]

BP Biofuels recently announced that it plans to invest $350 million to expand ethanol processing capacity at its sugar-ethanol plant Tropical in Goiás State. The expansion, which is scheduled to start next year, includes the building of a new mill and is expected to create around 7,650 direct and indirect jobs. Tropical’s processing capacity will double to five million tons of sugarcane producing 450 million litres of ethanol annually. The mill is expected to be operating at full capacity by the end of 2014 or early 2015. The investment includes a cogen plant which is expected to export approximately 340…

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