Sugar cane is an important source for human sugar consumption and for a very cost-efficient production of bio-ethanol.
The main driver for sugarcane production is the increasing demand for sugar worldwide. Sugarcane accounts for 80 % of the sugar production in the world, which is driven by a continuously increasing demand for sugar.
Currently the production of sugarcane is dominated by South America, in particular Brazil, which produces bio-ethanol very cost-efficiently on a large scale. In particular Brazil with an export volume of more than 16 million tonnes.