Brazil's Centre-South hydrous ethanol sales go down 2.45% in early Dec

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December 23 (Renewables Now) - Brazil's Centre-South ethanol producers sold 909.74 million litres (240.32 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol in the first two weeks of December, registering a decrease of 2.45% from the same period of last year.

Anhydrous ethanol sales stood at around 306.05 million litres. In all, total ethanol sales for the first half of the month amounted to some 1.24 billion litres, local sugarcane industry association Unica announced on Friday.

According to the organisation, 21.94 million litres of the clean fuel was intended for export while 1.22 billion litres were sold on the domestic market.

With only 14 production units working in the first 15 days of the month, the overall ethanol production since the beginning of the harvest and up until the second half of December, reached 31.95 billion litres, of which 9.80 billion were anhydrous and 22.16 billion hydrous, Unica noted.

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