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Paraguay – Biofuels sector expands slowly [Registered]

The Paraguayan biofuels sector continues to move at a sluggish pace. Ethanol production and use continues to expand as a result of increased gasoline sales. The current mandate mix is 25% and there are rumors that it could be increased to 27.5% in the next few months. Ethanol production and consumption for 2015 is forecast by USDA to be 225 million litres. Roughly half of the ethanol is made from sugarcane and the other half from grains (mostly corn). The high cost of cane has made ethanol producers be able to use different feedstocks, expanding their capacity to use grains.…

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