Brazil plans to increase the proportion of bioethanol in gasoline

Sugar Cane

Bioethanol has been a mainstay of Brazil’s fuel economy for some time, now the country plans to increase the amount of ethanol in gasoline from 20% to 23% soaking up nearly 310m litres from 20 November. This follows a request from the sugar alcohol sector, which wanted the mixture to be increased after a bumper crop of sugar cane.

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One Response to Brazil plans to increase the proportion of bioethanol in gasoline

  1. Keith R 28 November, 2006 at 1:49 pm #

    Hi Simon. Brazil’s increasing use of biodiesel has been a foregone conclusion ever since it passed the diesel law in Jan. 2005. See http://www.temasactuales.com/whats_new/news_page.php?news_id=521
    Same with Peru:
    http://www.temasactuales.com/whats_new/news_page.php?news_id=508
    and Bolivia:
    http://www.temasactuales.com/whats_new/news_page.php?news_id=758
    and Paraguay: http://www.temasactuales.com/whats_new/news_page.php?news_id=821

    Best Regards,
    Keith

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