Brazil company plans to start up rice ethanol refinery in 2014

01 March 2012 20:50  [Source: ICIS news]

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil (ICIS)--Brazil’s Vinema Biorefinarias do Sul plans to start up the first of six rice-based ethanol plants by 2014, the company said on Thursday.

The plant would be located in the city of Cristal, in the Rio Grande do Sul state, said Vilson Machado, research and development director at Vinema.

Vinema plans to eventually operate six rice ethanol plants with a total capacity of 600m litres/year.

The executive said it would meet 46% of Rio Grande do Sul's ethanol demand as it imports the fuel from other Brazilian states.

By: Leo Siqueira
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