UNICA: 1.92 billion liters of ethanol sold in November

By Erin Voegele | December 21, 2016

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released its crop update for the second half of November, reporting that 789.46 million liters (208.55 million gallons) of ethanol were produced in the country’s south-central region during the two week period, including 361.9 million liters of anhydrous ethanol and 427.56 million liters of hydrous ethanol.

Sugarcane processing units in the south-central region processed 19.68 million tons of sugarcane during the second half of November. In addition to the 789.46 million liters of ethanol produced, the facilities also produced 1.14 million tons of sugar.

Since the beginning of the current season, mills in the region have crushed 581.7 million tons of sugarcane, producing 34.69 million tons of sugar and 24.4 billion liters of ethanol, including 10.36 billion liters of anhydrous ethanol and 14.03 billion liters of hydrous ethanol.

According to UNICA, 165 sugarcane processing units had completed the current harvest by the end of November, compared to 52 units during the same period of last year. An additional 47 mills are expected to complete the harvest during the first half of December.

Mills in the south-central region sold 1.92 billion liters of ethanol in November, including 53.89 million liters for export and 1.86 billion liters into the domestic market. In the domestic market, 827.05 million liters of anhydrous ethanol was sold, along with 1.04 billion liters of hydrous ethanol.