The 2015/16 crop in Mato Grosso do Sul recorded higher number compared to the previous production cycle. Started in April this year, with completion forecast in January 2016, the crop in MS has processed 17,13 million tons, up 19,53% over the same period in 2014.
The accumulated production of ethanol in MS is 24% higher compared to the same period of the previous harvest. With a total of 973.4 million liters, the state produced 230 million liters of anhydrous and 742 million liters of hydrous.
The sugar also grew this crop, the commodity production grew 14,5%, resulting in 438 thousand tons.
According to the Association of Bioenergy Producers of Mato Grosso do Sul (Biosul) production in this first half of July was lower by excessive rainfall in the state. The rainfall in the region reached 97 mm, number greater than twice the average of the last 10 years. Factor that forced the shutdown of mills for nearly 12 days, explained Roberto Hollanda, President of Biosul.
The grinding in the half presented result 46,6% lower when compared to July 2014. In this half were processed 1,25 million tons. With this result the MS had its worst production of the last five seasons.