Sugar and ethanol producers paralyze operations

Sugar and ethanol producers paralyze operations

Diesel is missing to fuel the machines and food in the cafeterias.Biodiesel production also stalled due to truckers strike

Sugar cane mills stop productionJF Diorio / AEUnica (Union of Sugarcane Industry) informs that all sugarcane mills and suppliers of the State of São Paulo will be completely paralyzed.Due to the truckers strike, which broke out on May 21, diesel is missing to supply machinery and equipment, parts, food for the cafeteria, among others.The state, which has 14,000 sugarcane farmers, 150 mills and generates more than 310,000 direct jobs, is responsible for 60% of Brazil's sugar and ethanol production.This contingent processes more than two million tons of sugarcane daily, producing 150,000 tons of sugar and 100 million liters of ethanol per day.For the producers, the scenario is worrying because in addition to increasing production costs, reduces the revenue of producing units by approximately $ 180 million per day, which may compromise the survival of many of these companies, which are already in debt. the crisis experienced by the sugar-energy sector in recent years.Another...


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