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ADM eying Brazilian ethanol market

Archer Daniels Midland, the largest producer of ethanol in the US, is considering purchasing Cosan, the largest ethanol producer in Brazil.

Entering the sugarcane-ethanol field is a key component of ADM's short-term strategy, according to a report in The Wallstreet Journal, which cites company executives including ADM's senior vice president of strategy, Steve Mills.

Mills did not specify how much ADM is willing to invest to enter the Brazilian sugarcane ethanol market. The company could use Brazil as a production base for exports to the United States, according to the Journal.

Cosan has a market capitalization of about $3.5 billion, according to Reuters' data.

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