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About Sugarcane

Global leaders are searching for clean, renewable options to provide energy and reduce petroleum use. Sugarcane has emerged as an important alternative for meeting those needs. This powerful plant is grown in more than 100 countries and holds the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, diversify energy supplies and create jobs.

Virtual Mill Tour PromoSugarcane Production in Action

Take a behind-the-scenes look at a working sugarcane mill in Brazil. Our virtual tour will guide you through the stages of cultivation, harvesting and production as you learn all about sugar, ethanol, bioelectricity and the daily lives of sugarcane workers. Take the tour.


One Plant, Many Products One Plant, Many Products

Humans have cultivated sugarcane for many centuries to produce sugar. But only recently has high-tech innovation started unlocking other useful products that are clean and renewable. Learn how sugarcane can now provide food, energy, packaging and more.

Unlocking the Power of Sugarcane Unlocking the Power of Sugarcane

This remarkable plant has the potential to lower CO2 emissions, create jobs, reduce petroleum use and help create a healthier, cleaner planet. Watch our brief video to learn more.

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Brazilian Sugarcane Brazilian Sugarcane

In 2015/16, Brazil produced 666.8 million tons of sugarcane, which yielded 33.8 million tons of sugar and 30.2 billion litres (8 billion gallons) of ethanol. That makes Brazil the world's largest sugar producer and second largest ethanol producer, behind the United States. Find the latest harvest and export data in our media center.

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