International Sugar Journal

World ethanol producers’ rankings in major reshuffle [Full subscriber]

Abstract USA continues to be the largest producer of ethanol globally followed by Brazil. The Covid-19 pandemic impacted the sector adversely as the rise in unemployment, plus the attendant restrictions on movement resulted in people driving much less than before and thereby decreasing demand for transportation fuel. US companies Poet, Valero and ADM will continue to dominate the league table of top producers. The Brazilian company Raizen is expected to move up in rankings (to 4) in 2021/22 following the recent acquisition of the sugar-ethanol producer Biosev.…

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