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Construction of Brazilian ethanol pipeline is under way.

Construction began on the 530-mile ethanol pipeline Petrobras is building to link Brazil's main ethanol-producing regions in Minas Gerais and Sao Paulo to the large consuming centers of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. When completed, the pipeline will have the capacity to transport 21 MMcm/a of ethanol.

Two collection centers will be built, one in Uberaba in Minas Gerais, and another in Ribeirao Preto in Sao Paulo, aimed at receiving the ethanol from the production plants, mainly via road transportation.

The first section of the pipeline will connect Ribeirao Preto to Paulinia and is expected to be completed by mid-2012. The second phase of the project will involve construction of pipeline northward through states in the midwest such as Goias. Plans call for the system to be extended to Barueri and Guarulhos, in Greater Sao Paulo and Duque de Caxias in Rio de Janeiro.

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Title Annotation:Projects
Comment:Construction of Brazilian ethanol pipeline is under way.(Projects)
Publication:Pipeline & Gas Journal
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:3BRAZ
Date:Jan 1, 2011
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