Posts tagged ‘Brazil’

August 30, 2011

Biofuels Make a Comeback Despite Tough Economy | Energy content from Corn and Soybean Digest

Biofuels Make a Comeback Despite Tough Economy | Energy content from Corn and Soybean Digest.

Global production of biofuels increased 17% in 2010 to reach an all-time high of 105 billion liters, up from 90 billion liters in 2009. High oil prices, a global economic rebound and new laws and mandates in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China and the U.S., among other countries, are all factors behind the surge in production, according to research conducted by the Worldwatch Institute’s climate and energy program for the website Vital Signs Online.

The U.S. and Brazil remain the two largest producers of ethanol. In 2010, the U.S. generated 49 billion liters, or 57% of global output, and Brazil produced 28 billion liters, – 33% of the total. Corn is the primary feedstock for U.S. ethanol, and sugarcane is the dominant source of ethanol in Brazil.

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August 15, 2011

US and Brazil to launch strategic dialogue in energy – MSN News

US and Brazil to launch strategic dialogue in energy –  . Washington, Aug 13 (PTI) As part of their effort to reduce dependence on conventional sources of energy and explore alternative forms, US and Brazil have announced to launch a Strategic Dialogue in Energy.

The Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman will lead an inter-agency delegation to Brazil on August 17, for launch of the US-Brazil Strategic Energy Dialogue, the White House has said.

The announcement in this regard was made in March by US President Barack Obama and his Brazilian counterpart Dilma Rousseff.