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Ecuador – Azucarero del Norte plans to produce ethanol [Registered]

Sugar producer Azucarero del Norte has plans for fuel ethanol production, local press reports said. Currently, the mill processes cane grown on 4,064 ha in the Imbabura and Carchi regions. However, cane plantations could be increased to 7,000-8,000 ha which would be enough for a 100,000 litres per day ethanol line. Out of the 350,000 tonnes of cane, 270,000 could be used for sugar production and 80,000 for ethanol. In the middle of last decade, a $24 mln project for fuel ethanol production at the mill, located in Tulcan, failed as profitability was not guaranteed. Meanwhile, the government is more…

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