Brazil company to produce ethanol from sweet potato

Brazilian biofuel company Gratt Industria de Maquinas has entered negotiations to build an experimental plant to produce ethanol from sweet potato crops.

Gratt has held meetings with local regulators in the state of Roraima and says production could start within a year if regulatory approval is granted.

The plant is projected to produce approximately 5,000 litres of ethanol for use in biofuels and energy generation, with waste produce to be used as animal feed.

Joao Pizzolatti, State Secretary for Institutional and Investment Promotion, says if the project proves successful, it could attract new investors to Roraima state.

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