By Dieter Holger

 

BP Bunge Bioenergia, a joint venture between BP PLC and Bunge Ltd., said Wednesday that it would turn sugarcane-based ethanol into disinfectant for the Brazilian health-care system to combat the coronavirus.

The bioenergy producer said the disinfectant would go to the national health-care system in 32 municipalities, which cares for more than 1.4 million people, surrounding BP Bunge Bioenergia's 11 operational sites.

"These are challenging times and we need to do what we can to keep our people safe and to assist the communities where we live and work," said Mario Lindenhayn, executive chairman of BP Bunge Bioenergia, in prepared remarks.

 

Write to Dieter Holger at dieter.holger@wsj.com; @dieterholger

 

(END) Dow Jones Newswires

March 25, 2020 11:50 ET (15:50 GMT)

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