According to the National Corn Ethanol Union (Unem), corn-based ethanol production is likely to reach 4.5 billion liters this year, up 31% from last year. The National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) projects 11 new units and seven expansions for the coming years. With construction underway, the ANP expects an additional daily capacity of up to 5.94 million liters of hydrous ethanol and 4.8 million liters of anhydrous, totaling 10.74 million liters. The seven units are expected to add another 728,000 liters of hydrous and 225,000 liters of anhydrous to their capacities, which would add up to 953,000 liters. The works in progress are expected to add up 11.69 million liters of corn ethanol to the national production capacity. Considering a total of 376.58 million liters per day, this would represent an increase of 3.1%.
Source: NovaCana (*Translated by Ia Niani)