Brazil Invests US$ 5.7 Million in Biodiesel Quality Control

Brazil starts ambitious biodiesel program Brazil is going to invest US$ 5.7 million to prepare 32 laboratories that will be in charge of evaluating and attesting the quality of the biodiesel consumed in the country. This task will be done through Finep (Studies and Projects Funding Body), an organization connected to the Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology.

The investment will be applied in equipment for the laboratories to be capable of accomplishing this role.

The idea is for each region to have anchor laboratories to subsidize smaller ones. An analyst who is responsible for energy products at Finep, Laércio Siqueira explains that the funds are important, as all fuels consumed in the country must follow standards established by the National Petroleum Agency (ANP).

"In the South of Brazil, the University of Blumenau is in charge of this work," stated Laércio Siqueira.

In each state there will be laboratories created or prepared by the Finep to operate as a kind of appendix to anchor institutes, to be part of the network to control biodiesel.

Laércio Siqueira points out that the forecast for this process to begin is 12 to 18 months and that these laboratories currently do not certify the fuel.

He pointed out that the investment may still be increased this year and secondary equipment, which is not being purchased now, may still be acquired.

Tags:

You May Also Like

Lula Says Brazil Has Learned to Get Out and Get It

Brazilian exports currently have as their main destinations the countries in South America. Even ...

Brazil’s Illusion of Wealth Forgets “Made in Brazil” Is Not the Same as “Created in Brazil”

The upsurge of the so-called “emerging countries” is a worldwide geopolitical phenomenon at the ...

Brazilian Exports Grow 30%

The Brazilian trade balance registered a positive result of US$ 1.1 billion for Brazil ...

Merrill Lynch Raises Price on Brazil’s Embraer Stock

Latin American stocks climbed higher, even with Brazil’s market still closed for the Carnaval ...

Beyond Paulo Coelho: Brazil Pushes Its Less Famous Writers Overseas

Brazil is going to promote its literature abroad. The Brazilian Chamber of Books (CBL) ...

Brazil to Create 2000 Direct Jobs Building Submarines

The Navy of Brazil is celebrating the signing of a cooperation agreement between Brazil ...

The Ones to Beat

Brazilian Hélio Castroneves became the first Indianapolis driver in 31 years to successfully defend ...

Soft on Terror

The Rio Carnaval or New Year celebrations would be the ideal target for Bin ...

The author's corner in Itacaré, Bahia, Brazil

Life Is a Daily Adventure for This Gringo in Bahia, Brazil

When I catch myself whining about the rain or all the work to do ...

All Things Considered Soybean Is Still Gold for Brazilian Farmers

Despite growing pest problems and soaring fertilizer and transport costs Brazil’s soybean farmers will ...