The statement was made today by the head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson, in an event on the sidelines of the UN Climate Conference, in Copenhagen.
A pipeline for ethanol, scheduled to start operating in 2012, should lower the product’s cost by around 25%. The project was created by company Uniduto, comprised of ten groups in the industry.
The minister of Energy and Climate Change of the UK, Ed Miliband, visited a plant owned by Cosan group, in Piracicaba, and was very interested in lower greenhouse gas emissions through ethanol.
Brazil received over US$ 3.5 billion in foreign direct investment for production of oil products and biofuels, in a period of two and a half years.
The country is advancing in development in the sector. On Wednesday, an ethanol factory, built with 15 million euros in equipment by the Brazilian Dedini, was inaugurated.
The initiative of the São Carlos City Hall contemplates the creation of a permanent space for exhibition of technologies, research and programs turned to the energy sector.
Representatives of 16 sugar and ethanol producing countries will attend a workshop on the industry in the city of Ribeirão Preto next week.
The growing population should guarantee space for ethanol and oil in the future. The use of biofuels, however, is growing and global trade should rise tenfold by 2020.
This statement was made yesterday by Chief of Staff Dilma Roussef, at the opening of the 2nd Ethanol Summit, in São Paulo. The country should produce 17.3 billion litres of the product in 2020.
The financing approved by the Brazilian Development Bank will be made to Braskem, which is going to produce ethylene and polyethylene from ethanol in Rio Grande do Sul.
Petrobras aims to increase capacity at its Montes Claros plant so as to produce 80,000 cubic metres of biodiesel by 2013. Plants in the states of Ceará and Bahia should undergo expansion as well.