Brazilian sugar and biofuel company Cosan announced plans to merge its ethanol and fuel distribution units with Dutch Royal Shell on Monday, Feb. 1. The deal, worth up to $12 billion, will make the combined company Brazil's third largest fuel distributor. In this photo, a Brazilian worker uses a machete to harvest sugar cane, an important biofuel ingredient.
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