Rising sugar prices and US tariffs force Brazil towards ethanol imports

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canne sucre récolte machine Sertaozinho santa elisa

Récolte de canne à sucre à Sertaozinho, à 400 km de Sao Paulo © AFP PHOTO/Nelson Almeida

Country imports ethanol for the second time in its history, undermining environmental benefits of biofuel reliance

Brazil’s status as one of the world’s leading biofuel economies could be under threat, according to reports that the country imported a record level of ethanol in the last quarter due to poor crops and high sugar prices.


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