27 June 2013 23:31 [Source: ICIS news]
CAMPINAS, Brazil (ICIS)--Brazilian energy producer Petrobras has received the first transfer of hydrous ethanol through a 128-mile (206 km) pipeline, the company said on Thursday.
The pipeline connects its Paulinia refinery (Replan) to a ground terminal in Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Petrobras said.
Petrobras has stakes in a company called Logum, which was built to implement the needed infrastructure for the transportation of ethanol from producing regions to the Brazilian domestic market.
The company can sell the ethanol it receives from the pipeline to fuel retailers or transfer it through other pipelines to the cities of Barueri and Rio de Janeiro, it said.
According to Petrobras, this is the first step in a project to transport ethanol from producer regions, mainly in the states of Goias, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul and Sao Paulo, to the great consumer centers of the country in the southeast region.
The announcement comes during the Ethanol Summit 2013, which is being held through Friday in Sao Paulo.
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