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Shell and biofuels
We are building our capacity in today’s biofuels and working to make them more sustainable. We have moved into the large-scale production of biofuels through Raízen, a joint venture to produce biofuels from sugar cane in Brazil. Raízen is one of the world’s largest producers of sugar-cane ethanol: in 2014 it produced more than 2 billion litres of low-carbon biofuel from Brazilian sugar cane. We are also developing advanced biofuels from non-food sources which have the potential to offer fewer CO2 emissions and can be blended in higher proportions with petrol and diesel than today’s biofuels.