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Sugar-cane fuel wins in Brazil as cheap ethanol beats petrol

Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 05:50

Sugar mills are expecting crushing to start in March in order to take advantage of record prices before production peaks.

Sao Paulo

BRAZIL's economic and political crises are proving to be a boon to one of the nation's most embattled sectors: ethanol producers.

Drivers, who used to switch between ethanol and petrol depending on the price gap, are now just going for the cheaper, less-efficient ethanol

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