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28/07/2010 at 12:37h

A success story

Brazil breaks record in biofuel production, expands bi-fuel vehicle fleet and contributes to preserve the environment. Ethanol consumption by light vehicles has already surpassed that of gasoline.

26/05/2010 at 14:39h

Biofuels not harmful to food

Brazil is not going to lose its potential for producing food as a result of increasing sugarcane crops. So shows a survey by the Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea).

10/05/2010 at 18:38h

Group to promote biofuels for aviation

Ten companies and organizations announced the establishment of the Brazilian Alliance for Aviation Biofuels. The objective is to promote the development of renewable sources.

06/05/2010 at 16:47h

Countries set indicators for bioenergy

A thematic agreement between the GBEP (Global Bioenergy Partnership), in Tunis, is discussing indicators to use in public policies in biofuel. Brazil and Sudan are members of the group.

13/04/2010 at 09:44h

Iran is interested in Brazilian ethanol

The Iranians may invest in mills to produce ethanol in Brazil and import the fuel. The theme arose after talks between minister Miguel Jorge and authorities in the country.

05/04/2010 at 17:32h

Petrobras to manufacture ethanol

The state-owned company will start producing this month in Bambuí, Minas Gerais. Investment should total US$ 84 million and the plant’s initial capacity will be 100 million litres a year.

18/03/2010 at 09:30h

Generators use alternative energy

Apart from common fuel, generators, engines and motorized pumps fuelled by biogas help in the preservation of the environment, transforming animal droppings into energy.

09/02/2010 at 18:20h

Foreign Trade Board to maintain ethanol import tariff until July

The 20% rate was expected to be eliminated at today’s meeting, but the forecast did not come to pass. The Brazilian minister of Development, Miguel Jorge, is among those who support the reduction.

11/01/2010 at 18:52h

Government reduces rate of ethanol in gasoline

Starting in February, the rate of ethanol will go down from 25% to 20%. The measure will remain in force for 90 days.

04/01/2010 at 10:14h

Sudan starts exporting ethanol

The first shipment, totalling 5 million litres, went to the European Union. Kenana Sugar Company plans to export the volume each month.

29/12/2009 at 17:16h

Sergipe to produce wind energy

Up to 2011, the state should be producing enough energy to supply a city of 200,000 inhabitants. The wind farm will include 15 towers with heights of 145 metres and should produce 30 MW of energy.

13/12/2009 at 07:00h

Castor oil biodiesel already a reality

Petrobras Biofuel has fully mastered the technology for producing biodiesel from castor seeds. It is made with 30% castor oil and 70% sunflower oil.