Plans are to have a full-working plant in 2011 that is able to process 10 tons of pomace and produce 2,800 liters of ethanol from it per day. Although theoretically the process can use any kind of agricultural waste, the plant is being tuned up to use sugarcane pomace, because there's currently more of that than anything else.
Both Petrobras and the Government of Brazil consider this plant the country's first step towards second generation biofuels.
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[Edited: Thanks to Chris for the correction on the correct term for bagasse]