Milling of sugarcane by the Central-South region’s production units totaled 31.56 million tons in the second half of April, against 37.81 million tons in the same period in the 2018/2019 harvest. Despite this, data from the Sugarcane Industry Union (Unica), show that the harvest is producing more alcohol than the last crop. According to the entity’s report, the reduction in the supply of raw material is directly linked to the adverse weather conditions. Ethanol production totaled 1.49 billion liters in the last two weeks, compared to 1.75 billion produced in the same period last year. Of the total produced this year, 1.17 billion liters were of hydrous ethanol and 318.46 million liters of anhydrous ethanol, with both registering decreases of 10.69% and 28.56%, respectively.
Source: Canal Rural