One of the things that Brazilian government feared by authorizing an increase from 20% to 25% of the ethanol blending in gasoline, is that the sugarcane industry might not produce enough biofuel to meet the demand.
According to Luiz Custodio Cotta Martins, president of the Sugarcane Forum, there is no risk of shortages. “With no doubt we have plenty of stock. To get an idea, we still hve anhydrous ethanol from the last production. This year, the idea is to start the season earlier, and thus, produce more. We will meet the demand, “said the representative.
The blending was reduced in October 2011 because of a shortage of the biofuel, which generated an increase in prices.