Brazil, the government pushes to increase the production of ethanol

15/03/2012

The federal government has announced a strategic plan to increase the offer of sugar cane for the production of ethanol, for the next four years



The future of energy in Brazil also depends on the production of ethanol for biofuel, using sugar cane. And this is why the federal government has announced a strategic plan to increase the offer of sugar cane for the production of ethanol for the next four years. This according to the report from ICE, which also states that the first step, which will cost about EUR 12 billion, will involve the renewal of 6.4 million acres of land for the cultivation of sugar cane by 2015. According to the Minister of Agriculture, in fact, the average age of fields cultivated for sugar cane is higher than it should be, already exceeding a sixth crop. In any case, the growing demand for ethanol requires new cultivations. EUR 3.5 billion will, in fact, be invested in the planting of 1.4 million acres of land. Further investments will be made on 3.8 million acres to satisfy the need of anhydrous alcohol mixed with petrol and hydrated ethanol.