Brazil’s Discusses Its World Leadership in Biofuels

The National Confederation of Industries (CNI) of Brazil is going to promote on August 30, in Brazilian capital BrasÀ­lia, the National Meeting of Biofuels.

The aim, according to a statement released by the entity, is to discuss the opportunities that open to Brazil with the increase in world consumption of green fuels.

In the evaluation by the CNI president, Carlos Eduardo Moreira Ferreira, Brazil, which already has advanced research in the sector, is in conditions of becoming the world leader in renewable energy production.

The meeting, according to the statement, is going to count on the participation of representatives from the industry, biofuels producers, researchers, private sector and government technicians and rural producers.

According to the CNI, the President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, will open the event, which will also count on the Chief of Staff, Dilma Rousseff. She once was Brazil’s  minister of Mines and Energy.

The Brazilian legislation foresees that, as of 2008, obligatorily 2% of biodiesel will be added to the regular diesel. In 2013 the proportion increases to 5%. Officials from the government, however, amongst them Lula himself, are saying that these deadlines may be anticipated. Many posts in the country already offer the 2% mixture, although it is not yet mandatory.

According to the CNI, diesel represents 57.7% in the national consumption of fuel for vehicles, which is the equivalent to 38 billion liters. About 10% of this total is imported.

Anba

Tags:

You May Also Like

This Brazilian’s Cattle Horns Jewels Became a Hit in the US and Europe

Isabel Muxfeldt’s idea of making cattle horns into female jewels worked out. Muxfeldt is ...

Personal Loans at 59% Interest Rate: The Lowest Brazil Has Seen in 12 Years

Even though they remain high, as the head of the Economic Department of Brazil’s Central ...

Brazilian Shoe Makers Get a Hand from Government to Export

Brazilian manufacturers of machinery and components for shoes will count on US$ 14.2 million ...

Brazil Wants to Keep Preferential Trade Status with US

At the end of this year the United States’ General Preferential System, which gives ...

Missing US Teen Found Safe in Salvador, Brazil

Mykensie Martin, 17, an American exchange student who was missing since last weekend, was ...

Brazil Wants to Stimulate Economy by Cutting Primary Budget Surplus

The monetary authorities of Brazil cut the country's 2009 primary budget surplus target to ...

State and Market Need Join Forces, says Brazil’s BNDES Chief

The president of the BNDES (Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social – National ...

Brazil’s Debt to the Ford Foundation: E Unum Pluribus

The United States of America has long been recognized as a beacon of race ...

Lula Wants to Know Why Brazil’s Basic Monthly Phone Fee Jumped from US$ 3 to US$ 18

Brazil’s Minister of Communications, Hélio Costa, said that, at the request of President Luiz ...

Looking for Brazil’s Moon Under Water

In 1946 George Orwell wrote an article in which he described his favorite pub ...