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Brazilian dilemmas

Two interesting and contrasting views on how biofuels could affect the Brazilian ecosystem are outlined in Ethablog and biopact. Ethablog looks at the common interests between Archer Daniels Midland and the governor of Matto Grosso state. Biopact wonders whether Brazil could produce enough bioethanol to take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and slow global […]

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Pan-American free-trade in ethanol

Brazil should be in a strong potion to argue for pan-American free-trade in ethanol when president Lula da Silva meets George W Bush in March. Laurens Rademakers says in Biopact  Making ethanol and biodiesel a globally traded alternative to petroleum is in everyone’s interest. And its pretty hard to disagree. Biopact has a pretty good […]

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Ethanol tech as an instrument of foreign policy

Ethanol technology is going to be used as an instrument of foreign policy, if a plan outlined tantalisingly on EnergyGrid comes to fruition. The US and Brazil could use ethanol as a way to counterbalance the might of Venezuela. Chavez is clearly the new Castro. But are they

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Venezuela’s plans for biofuel are they bananas?

Bioethanol aficionados may be pleasantly surprised to see this recent post on Biopact.com which states: According to Prensa Latina state-run company Petroleos de Venezuela is creating a joint venture (not clear with who, but likely a Brazilian partner) for the production of sugar cane based ethanol. The project includes the construction of not less than17 […]

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Biodiesel in Brazil

Now, my Portuguese is more than a little non-existent (apart from hello) but I guess these chaps are busy building a biodiesel plant in that country. Here’s an extract from seawaydobrasil in the original A Brasil Ecodiesel investirá R$ 25 milhões na construção de unidade produtora de biodiesel em Dourados (MS). O protocolo de intenções […]

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Honda’s new flex biofuel offering

Bioethanol is usually used in fixed blends with gasoline, now Honda looks like its developed a range of fully flexible engines… Acording to the Japanesecarswatch blog Honda Motor Co., has developed a new flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) system that enables gasoline engine-based power plants to operate on either 100% ethanol or a wide range of […]

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