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Brazil raises mandatory biofuel content in diesel
Source : reuters.com
Brazil will raise the biofuel content of its diesel to 5% up from 4% previously, after the Latin American country's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva approved the proposal on Friday. The measure, which takes effect in January 2010, is expected to raise the production of biodiesel in Brazil to 2.4 billion liters next year, but Lula cautioned the industry should not rely on edible soy oil as the main feedstock to make it, so it would not impact on food supplies. Brazil is a pioneer in biofuel. It has used its status as the world's top sugar producer to promote cane-derived ethanol for automobiles. Its flex-fuel cars, launched in 2003, incorporate technology enabling them to run solely on ethanol, gasoline, or any mixture of both.
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24 October 2009 |
South & Latin America
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