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17/02/2014 at 18:05h

Brazil launches cane crop innovation program

The Brazilian Development Bank and the Studies and Projects Funding Body will provide US$ 618 million to innovative business plans for the industry. The goal is to boost productivity.

20/01/2014 at 16:32h

Etihad uses biofuel on flight

Test used aviation kerosene and fuel made with dry algae for 45 minutes on a 777 Boeing flight between Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.

09/11/2012 at 19:19h

Petrobras completes 20% biodiesel vehicle testing

A fleet drove for 100,000 kilometres to evaluate the effects of the mix on the engines. At this time, the diesel oil sold in Brazil contains 5% of biofuel.

04/10/2012 at 19:32h

Petrobras sets biodiesel records

The company reached a new all-time high in daily output on September 29th, at 2 million litres, and also had record sales in the first quarter, at 145 million litres.

10/01/2012 at 15:55h

Brazil uses biofuel to generate power in Antarctica

The Brazilian research station on the continent will be the first to use an ethanol-fuelled generator to supply its electric needs.

06/09/2011 at 16:29h

Chicken exports grow 3.2%

Foreign sales of chicken rose 3.2% in volume in the first eight months of this year. The Middle East was the main destination.

26/07/2011 at 19:23h

Rio tests sugarcane diesel on bus

Over the next 12 months, Rio is going to test the addition of 30% of sugarcane diesel to traditional diesel. The product was developed by company Amyris Brasil.

08/05/2011 at 07:00h

Petrobras to expand presence in ethanol industry

The Brazilian state-run company intends to raise its share in the sector from 5% to 15%, de according to the minister of Mines and Energy, Edison Lobão.

03/03/2011 at 17:53h

Biodiesel to be Carnival highlight

Biodiesel will fuel parade cars of samba school Mocidade Independente de Padre Miguel.

27/09/2010 at 17:11h

Wealthy countries to use Brazilian ethanol, says Lula

President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva believes that regions such as Europe, Japan and the US will use ethanol from sugarcane. The North Americans tax the product to protect their maize production.

01/09/2010 at 13:24h

Cane has record-high share of energy matrix

Last year, sugarcane had the highest share of the Brazilian energy matrix since 1992, according to a Statistics Institute survey. Presently, cane accounts for 18% of power generation in the country.

24/08/2010 at 13:34h

Petrobras signs deal for cellulosic ethanol research

The Brazilian company established a partnership with the United States-based KL Energy for developing alcohol fuel production from sugarcane bagasse.