Brazil Importing US-Made Ethanol Again

From Hoosier Ag Today

By Gary Truitt

The world’s second-largest ethanol producer, is importing the biofuel from the U.S. for the second time this year as most mills shut for the season at the end of the sugar-cane harvest. Copersucar SA, a sugar and ethanol trading company based in Sao Paulo, is importing 45.7 million liters (12.1 million gallons) of U.S. ethanol, according to Tiago Cardoso, an analyst at Recife, Brazil-based shipping agency Williams Servicos Maritimos, which is handling the cargo.

The vessel Bochem Oslo is scheduled to unload in the ports of Paranagua and Santos in February, he said in a phone interview from Recife. Earlier this month, the vessel Sichem Paris unloaded 14.3 million liters of U.S. ethanol in the port of Itaqui, he said.

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