December 18, 2019 / 2:43 PM / a month ago

FACTBOX-Brazil's nascent corn ethanol industry

    By Marcelo Teixeira
    CUIABA, Brazil, Dec 18 (Reuters) - In just two years, the
Brazilian grains belt has seen surging interest from the
corn-based ethanol industry, including new plans from major
grain traders and energy groups.            
    Brazil's Mato Grosso state, the country's top grains
producer, is home to most projects, followed by the neighboring
state of Goiás. 
    Most of the new plants use both corn and sugarcane to
produce the biofuel, allowing them to operate for more of the
year and gain energy efficiency by burning cane waste.  
    The following is a list of operational and planned projects:
            
PLANT               LOCATION         TYPE     STATUS    CAPACITY
Usimat         Campos de Julio-MT*  Flex** Operational    200***
FS Bioenergia  Lucas do R.Verde-MT  Full   Operational    500
Usina Libra    S.J.do Rio Claro-MT  Flex   Operational    180
Porto Seguro       Jaciara-MT       Flex   Operational     60
SJC Bioenergia   Quirinópolis-GO    Flex   Operational    160
Usina Rio Verde    Rio Verde-GO     Flex   Operational     20
Cooperval       Jandaia do Sul-PR   Flex   Operational     20
Usina Caçu      Vicentinópolis-GO   Flex   Operational     48
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FS Bioenergia      Sorriso-MT        Full  U.Construction  530
INPASA                Sinop-MT         Full  U.Construction  525
Etamil        C.Novo do Parecis-MT   Flex  U.Construction  290
Cerradinho    Chapadão do Céu-GO     Flex  U.Construction  230
Sao Martinho    Quirinópolis-GO      Flex  U.Construction  200
Alcooad        Nova Marilândia-MT    Full  U.Construction  225
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FS Bioenergia C.Novo do Parecis-MT   Full    Project       530
FS Bioenergia     Nova Mutum-MT      Full    Project       530
FS Bioenergia Primavera do Leste-MT  Full    Project       530
Santa Clara          Vera-MT         Full    Project        17
Millenium          Jaciara-MT        Flex    Project       200
Millenium         Tabaporã-MT        Flex    Project       200
INPASA/O+        Nova Mutum-MT       Full    Project       280  
           
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Sources: Datagro, UNEM, equipment makers, market filings
Compilation: Reuters
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*Acronyms for states:
MT: Mato Grosso
GO: Goiás
PR: Paraná
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**Project type flex: uses cane and corn as raw materials
  Project type full: uses only corn         
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***Capacity: in million liters of ethanol per year       
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 (Reporting by Marcelo Teixeira)
  
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