São Paulo – Brazil consumed a record-high volume of ethanol last year, according to figures by the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) compiled by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). Consumption reached 32.8 billion liters, up 10.5% from a year ago.
The consumption of hydrated ethanol, which is used pure as fuel, accounted for 22.5 billion liters of this number, while the remaining 10.3 billion liters were anhydrous ethanol, an addictive to gasoline. UNICA reports that sugarcane ethanol emits 90% less greenhouse gases than gasoline.
Translated by Guilherme Miranda