Annual ethanol production from corn in Brazil is expected to jump from 700 million liters to about 3.5 billion liters in the next five years. The optimistic projection warms not only the grain market but also that of companies such as Marcher Brazil from Rio Grande do Sul state, which specializes in mobile storage, which has just sold six pieces of equipment to a multinational based in the Midwest, focused on maize processing for fuel production.
“Corn is one of the most versatile grains of agribusiness. It is important for the livestock sector, and now it comes as an alternative to ethanol production. Correct storage of the grain is strategic for both the industry and the producer since the processing plants cannot depend on grain supply variations”, says Fernando Herrmann, the company director.