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Sugarcane Benefits

Sugarcane can play a role helping to solve many of the top challenges confronting government officials and global leaders. This remarkable plant has the potential to lower carbon dioxide emissions, create jobs, reduce petroleum use and help create a healthier, cleaner planet. Learn more about sugarcane’s many benefits.

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Greenhouse Gas Reductions

Sugarcane ethanol cuts carbon dioxide emissions by 90 percent on average compared to gasoline, and other sugarcane products offer similar low-carbon advantages.

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Energy Diversity

Only 20 countries produce oil, but more than 100 cultivate sugarcane.  Expanding production of clean, renewable sugarcane products would help enhance energy security and reduce global dependence on fossil fuels.

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Economic Growth

These 100 cane-growing nations are located in the tropics and are often developing countries that need economic opportunities. Sugarcane expansion could create rural jobs and increase access to electricity.

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Improved Public Health

Replacing gasoline and diesel with ethanol improves air quality, saves lives and reduces hospital admissions.

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