Brazil has made great strides in the production of corn as a second crop after soybeans.
Output has grown fourfold over the last 10 years and is expected to reach 41 million metric tons (mmt) in 2013-14
However, this growth has put a strain on Brazil's overstretched infrastructure, causing freight prices to rise sharply and local corn prices to slump post-harvest in Mato Grosso, where productive regions are far from port.
One solution to the logistics problem is the conversion of corn to ethanol
Currently, there are two corn ethanol plants in Mato Grosso -- Usimat and Libra -- but ...