24 March 2010 16:28 [Source: ICIS news]
SAO PAULO (ICIS new)--Europe needs to develop its own production of biofuels and not rely on imports of ethanol from Brazil to meet its renewable fuels targets, the European Bioethanol Fuel Association (eBio) said on Wednesday.
“Don't send your ethanol to Europe...we don't need it,” said e-Bio director Robert Vierhout during a presentation at FO Licht’s Sugar and Ethanol Brazil 2010 in Sao Paulo (see video below).
The remark echoed a statement Vierhout made in 2009, when he said ?xml:namespace>
The statement last year drew an immediate reaction by Unica, which said e-Bio was fundamentally wrong on trade.
Unica has waged a fierce campaign against trade barrier imposed by the US and Europe, but Vierhout has downplayed that, saying at an industry event last month that Brazil already has access to every market and holds 50% of the international trade.
It is also an agricultural issue and a matter of promoting technological development in
The 2010 Sugar and Ethanol
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