Brazilian food and fuel processor Caramuru Alimentos, a grain crushing company, has started selling soybean-based ethanol at one of its plants in center-western Brazil.
Caramuru produces and sells hydrous ethanol made from soy molasses, a soybean by-product. Hydrous ethanol can be used as automotive fuel in Brazil, where most vehicles can run on 100% ethanol.
Soybean-based ethanol is now sold at Caramuru’s plant in the center-western town of Sorriso, which can produce up to 9.5 million liters of hydrous ethanol per year, according to the company.
It expects to sell 72% of that volume in the domestic market, while the remaining will be used by the firm at the plant to make soy protein concentrate.