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BP to expand production of cane-based ethanol in Brazil [Registered]

BP’s Brazilian biofuels division plans to quadruple its sugarcane-crushing capacity in the next five years as it seeks to capitalize on the growing market for ethanol. BP Biocombustiveis, which operates three sugarcane mills in Brazil, aims for crushing capacity of 30 million tonnes of sugarcane per year by 2017, up from 7.5 million tonnes currently, local newswire Agencia Estado reported on 14 February, citing an interview with company President Mario Lindenhayn. A BP Biocombustiveis press official confirmed the information. According to the report, BP Biocombustiveis expects to reach the goal by expanding its existing mills and building three new ones.…

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