15 April 2010 21:32 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--A US ethanol trade group on Thursday dismissed claims by Brazil’s sugarcane industry association Unica that the US could save money by importing more sugarcane ethanol from Brazil.
The claim was made as the Brazilian group launched a campaign in the ?xml:namespace>
Unica said sugarcane ethanol was on average 50 cents/gal cheaper than
“The numbers don’t add up,” the RFA said, charging that Unica was using “fuzzy math” and that Brazilian ethanol was actually more expensive than ethanol made in the
“The table comparing Brazilian sugarcane ethanol prices to
A Unica representative was not immediately available to comment.
The push by Unica into the
Unica was a fierce critic of the tariff, saying the restriction went against free-trade principles and prevented Brazilian ethanol from competing on a level field with the
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