May 19, 2008 4:25 PM

Brazil's sugar cane mills race to keep up with ethanol boom

More than 5,000 workers now help Moema in Brazil churn out about 880,000 tons of sugar and 185 million gallons of ethanol every year, working day and night, rain or shine. Nationwide, sugar-cane mills produced nearly 6 billion gallons of ethanol last year, with output projected to jump by 160 percent through 2016.

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