Biodiesel says Brazil's president Luiz Inácio Da Silva said biodiesel should be added to straight diesel the opening of a new biodiesel plant on Tuesday Baro do Bugres (163 kilometers the northwest of Cuiabá). He said that in some parts of the world, blends with 20% biodiesel are used, Da Silva said it is likely that a 5% mixture (B5) could be used in the country between 2009 and 2013.
According to Agrosoft, this is the first plant in the Matto Grosso to make biodiesel and will used locally sourced feeds including sunflower seeds from small growers. The project sees a semi-government run organisation supplying sunflower seeds and tame nuts* to 2000 local farmers who supply the land and labour in return for a guaranteed purchase of their crops.
*I have no idea what tame nuts are, but I'm trying to find out
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