FEATURE-Brazil sugar producers pin hopes on flex-fuel cars

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By Inae Riveras SAO PAULO, Brazil, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Brazil's producers of ethanol -- and the world's largest sugar growing sector that supplies them -- are shifting their hopes from ethanol exports to domestic demand as "flex fuel" cars become more attractive. Sales of flex-fuel vehicles, which can be powered by gasoline or sugar-based ethanol, or a mixture of both, are seen soothing public concerns about air pollution and depleting Brazilian oil reserves. Soaring world crude oil ...

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