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BP expands in Brazilian biofuels with $680 mln buy

Oil major BP has agreed to buy a Brazilian ethanol producer for $680 million, expanding its presence in the country’s biofuels industry in what it said was the largest deal to date for its alternative energy unit. BP, which has

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Oil Palm Plantations Expand on Degraded Land in Amazon

Brazil hopes to eventually become a major producer of palm oil, thanks to the expansion of this new exotic monoculture crop in the eastern Amazon jungle, where eucalyptus plantations are also mushrooming on broad swaths of already deforested land. The

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TAM Airlines conducts first-ever Airbus biofuel flight using Brazilian-sourced jatropha-based kerosene blend

More aviation biofuel milestones were passed yesterday as TAM Airlines together with Airbus conducted Latin America’s first jatropha-based fuel flight, which also represented the first Airbus airliner to fly with a crop-based biofuel blend. Previous Airbus alternative fuel flights have

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