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Brazilian Biofuel Frontier
Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter
Wed Sep 24, 2014 12:54 PM CDT

OMAHA (DTN) -- At the turn of the century, just as U.S. corn-based ethanol was starting to hit its stride with investors pouring money into building new plants as fast as they could, North American producers struck up a rivalry with their counterparts in Brazil.

For much of the past decade, the U.S. ethanol industry had the wind at its back from the blenders credit and the Renewable Fuel Standard, sparking debate with the Brazilian industry about which was more sustainable -- producing ethanol using sugarcane or corn. Even California's low-carbon fuel standard gives sugarcane ethanol more of a carbon ...

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