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October 1, 2013

Ethanol from Sugarcane

Ethanol is a widely used commodity chemical with several applications, including use as a solvent and as a gasoline blendstock in the fuel market. Globally, the major portion of ethanol production is based on the fermentation of sugars from crop feedstocks, such as sugarcane, corn, cellulosic material and others. World fuel ethanol production is about 85 billion liters annually, with 60% resulting from corn ethanol production in the U.S., and another 25% from sugarcane ethanol production in Brazil....

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