From F.O. Licht´s Sugar and Ethanol, Sao Paulo, Brazil – Brazil has been using only 50% of its sugar cane energy , when it could be using up to 80%. The statement was made by Unica´s (Sugar Cane Industry Union) president, Marcos Jank, during the event in Sao Paulo.
According to him Brazilian sugar crops have the energetic potential equivalent of three hydrotermics, but this potential has been asleep. Regarding ethanol, Jank Said that only Brazilian consumer has the flexibility of choosing their fuel, ethanol or gas, because of flex fuel cars. Asked about how gasoline public policies interfere in the ethanol market he said that the frozen prices ( government controlled) of gasoline can hamper ethanol consumption .