Corn ethanol represents 15% of Brazilian ethanol production in 2022/23

November 1, 2022 |

In Brazil, the O Globo newspaper reports corn will represent 15% of all ethanol generation in Brazil in the 2022/23 crop, the National Corn Ethanol Union (Unem) and the Mato Grosso Institute of Agricultural Economics (Imea) recently announced. That’s a jump of 31% compared to the previous crop, and 7% compared to the last production forecast, rising from 4.2 billion liters to 4.5 billion liters.

According to the projection of the Energy Research Company (EPE), the production of corn ethanol should grow 35% by 2029. In addition to the higher demand, stimulated by the high prices of fossil fuels, the sector has also benefited from the increase in investments in the private sector, with the encouragement of the National Petroleum Agency (ANP). The agency authorized, for example, an increase in ethanol production in a municipality in Mato Grosso, with a jump from 1.7 million liters to 3 million liters per day – raising the yield in that location to 1 billion liters per year.

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