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Monday, November 29, 2010

Cargill, Copersucar among 8 Brazil mills cleared to export ethanol to US
Rio de Janeiro (Platts)--26Nov2010/943 am EST

Eight Brazilian ethanol producers have registered as advanced renewable fuel producers with the US Environmental Protection Agency, easing controls on their exports to the world's largest fuels market, Unica, Brazil's main sugarcane group said Friday.

The companies registered are Cargill, Della Coletta Bioenergia, Asucar Guarani, LDC Bioenergia and four mills linked to Copersucar, Unica said in a statement, citing data from the EPA.

The registration requirement is part of recent US legislation aimed at boosting the use of ethanol and other renewable fuels. According to the EPA, Brazilian sugarcane ethanol produces 61% less carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases compared with gasoline.

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