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Brazil Becomes Pioneer in Launching Soybean Ethanol


In the 1970s, Brazil created the Proalcohol program and began research to develop other energies. Brasil Rural comments on a novelty in the sector: the country is a pioneer in launching soy ethanol.

‘Caramuru Alimentos’ vice president Cesar Borges said the biofuel will be processed at the Sorriso industrial complex in Mato Grosso State.

It is a chemical process that is only possible when producing concentrated soy protein, according to Caesar. When that concentration occurs, the sugars are removed and the lecithin production increases, considered a product of high value in the industry. In that modification, it will be possible to produce soy ethanol.

For this innovation, the Financier of Studies and Projects (Finep) has already released R$ 40 million for the company to invest research. In total, Finep must release R$ 69 million.

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