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Biofuels Payoff for Brazil

| Wednesday June 22nd, 2005 | 1 Comment

biodiesel.jpgThe conversion of surplus sugarcane to ethanol in Brazil seems to be paying off for the country (See Washington Post). Brazil is now the world’s largest producer of ethanol and is exporting the fuel to the United States. Furthermore, an amazing 30% of Brazillian vehicles are already running on it, at price about half that of gasoline.

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    Brazil’s Biofuel Strategy Pays Off

    Brazil is a leader in the use of biofuel for transportation. About a third of the fuel Brazilians use in their vehicles is ethanol, known in Brazil as “alcohol.” That compares with 3 percent in the United States. All gasoline…