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Brazil's ethanol production in focus
Source : ft.com
Sir John Beddington, chief scientific adviser to the UK government, might not have realised it but his visit to Brazil this week came at a crucial time for the Brazilian ethanol market. At a conference on climate change, Sir John reminded those present that "Brazil is the largest producer of research in agricultural science ... and is the world leader in bio energy". Ethanol accounts for about half the non-diesel fuels market in Brazil. But recently, Brazil's ethanol market has been struggling due to a delayed sugarcane harvest, forcing it to import a significant amount of biofuel from the US. With ethanol prices rising, it has raised questions once again about the viability of biofuels in a world that increasingly needs to till land for food.
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16 May 2011 |
South & Latin America
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