Sugar cane and ethanol: Drink the best and drive the rest

  title={Sugar cane and ethanol: Drink the best and drive the rest},
  author={Emma Marris},
  • E. Marris
  • Published 2006
  • Business, Medicine
  • Nature
Brazil's sugar-cane ethanol industry is the world's best and able to get better, says Emma Marris.Staying afloatBiofuels are big news these days, prominent in the media and attracting floods of money in the stock markets. But how much of this excitement is justified? Is it just hype? In an extended Business Feature section this week, Nature reporters look at three aspects of the biofuels industry. First (on page 670) a success story, the Brazilian sugar-cane ethanol industry. Second, the aspect… Expand
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