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They are always talking about brazil being the model for ethanol...I didn't know that they actually uses more diesel than ethanol.

They are looking for 8% biodiesel in their diesel


Brazil, our big ethanol friend has decided to repeat its alcoól success with biodiesel. For 2008, the country had plans for a mandatory 2 percent biodiesel blend into all diesel pumps in the country. Nevertheless, although oil production has already increased enough to raise the bar to 5 percent, which had been the plan for 2012, the Brazilian government expects to raise the percentage in time for 2010.

According to Brazil's Government spokesperson, Marcelo Baumbach, and the União Brasileira do Biodiesel (Urabio), the biodiesel sector plans have been accomplished. They're now talking about a mandatory 8 percent blend in a few years' time.

Although ethanol seems to be the fuel of choice for Brazilians, diesel is actually the most-used fuel in the country, with about 650,000 barrels per day. Most of it is imported, so swapping this for locally-produced biodiesel is surely good for the country's economy.
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