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Fuelling a lower-carbon future with biofuels

Shell and Cosan

Turning sugar cane into ethanol

Meet the people at Raízen

Raízen, a joint venture between Shell and Brazilian firm Cosan, is a leading producer of ethanol from Brazilian sugar cane. This biofuel can reduce CO2 emissions by around 70% compared to standard petrol. Discover the business and the people involved.

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For the first time we moved into biofuel production with a joint venture to produce Brazilian sugar-cane ethanol.

Advanced technology and improved farming methods have helped to boost sugar-cane productivity over the last decades.

Processing sugar cane into transport fuel takes as little as 12 hours. Watch the animation to discover the process.

The Brazilian sugar-cane industry is finding ways to conserve natural resources and look after the land.

Brazil is the world’s largest producer of sugar and ethanol processed from sugar cane.

The Shell and Cosan joint venture, Raízen, is a leading producer of ethanol from Brazilian sugar cane. Watch the videos to meet the people involved.