MANNHEIM (dpa-AFX) - Bio-ethanol producer Cropenergies also expects a significant year-on-year decline in revenues and earnings in the third quarter (to the end of November). The main reason for the expected drop in earnings is normalized prices for sustainably produced ethanol, the Südzucker subsidiary surprisingly announced in Mannheim on Wednesday. A year earlier, Cropenergies had generated above-average earnings thanks to higher prices. However, earnings in the third quarter of the current 2023/24 fiscal year are expected to be significantly higher than in the second quarter./mne/jha/