Brazil’s Ethanol Solution: Could Corn-Based Fuel Help End America’s Dependence On Imported Oil?


“Fifteen years ago Brazil made a commitment to burning ethanol made from sugar cane as a primary vehicle crop. And lots of energy analysts have scoffed at the idea,” says professor Daniel Kammen, who heads the Renewable Energy Lab at the Berkeley campus of the University of California, where he studies ethanol and other alternative fuels.Dr. Kammen watched Brazil’s ethanol experiment for years. “They saw the price trends of ethanol from sugarcane going down, and, of course, the global price of gasoline going up,” he says. “And so they emerged at this wonderful time with a program that had been thought through. They made it work — and it wasn’t even that hard”…. <More> 

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