Brazil’s ethanol industry and its unique journey to large-scale biofuel production

Large-scale biofuel production in Brazil began in 1975 in response to the first oil crisis when the Brazilian government decided to launch the "Pro alcohol" program to encourage the development of an indigenous ethanol-based transportation industry that would mitigate the country's dependence on fossil fuels, generate jobs and foster technological development.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil has spearheaded some of the paradigm shifts in biofuels, especially bioethanol, long before they became an urgent necessity due to climate change. Biofuels have been part of Brazil's national energy policies for almost half a century. As a result, the country's experience in creating an ethanol

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