In Peru, Maple Energy says it is on track to launch commercial operations at its $254 million sugarcane ethanol venture during the second half of 2011. Uni-systems, Inc. has manufactured about 85% of the sugar cane handling, juice extraction, and juice treatment equipment required for the plant.
Contractor Haug S.A. has completed about 48% of the civil works. The company plans to plant 7,800 hectares of sugar cane in the first phase of development of its land in the project area and about 7,600 hectares has been cleared.
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