16 January 2013 18:26 [Source: ICIS news]
CAMPINAS, Brazil (ICIS)--Brazil-based Vinema Biorefinarias do Sul plans to start up the first of six ethanol plants that use grain as raw material by 2014, the company said on Wednesday.
The plant would be in the city of Cristal in the Rio Grande do Sul state, said Vilson Machado, development director at Vinema.
Altogether, all the plants are expected to be completed by 2020 and will produce 600m litres/year, he said.
"The other plants may be anticipated depending on the availability of the resources of regional raw materials", he said.
Vinema plans to make ethanol from rice, sorghum and oats, Machado said.
Brazilian ethanol plants typically rely on sugarcane as a feedstock.
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