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Brazil may boost ethanol production without deforestation

Publicado em 04 fevereiro 2019
By integrating the cultivation of sugarcane for ethanol with beef cattle breeding on the same land, Brazil could increase food and sustainable fuel production without extra deforestation, a study suggests. Brazil is already the world’s largest sugarcane producer, the largest sugar producer, and the second largest ethanol producer. In 2017, the country produced over 600 million tonnes of sugarcane. The country has also the second biggest cattle herd after the US, with over 200 million heads, [...]