A study in contrasts: Brazil sets pace on alternate fuels

Brandon, Hembree
November 2005
Southeast Farm Press;11/16/2005, Vol. 32 Issue 26, p4
Trade Publication
The article comments on Brazil's initiatives to free itself from foreign oil imports and be self-sufficient in its crude oil requirements. In 2005, 40% of all the fuel Brazilians pump into their vehicles is ethanol, derived primarily from sugarcane bagasse. The government requires that all fuel sold within the country contain at least 25% ethanol.


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