Will Brazil’s New Biofuels Policy Yield Better Outcomes?

Mark Langevin, professor and director of the Brazil Initiative at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University comments on Brazil and biofuels in the LA Energy Advisor:

 

The Inter-American Dialogue's weekly
LATIN AMERICA ENERGY ADVISOR
March 2, 2018

FEATURED Q&A

Will Brazil’s New Biofuels Policy Yield Better Outcomes?

In December, Brazil’s Congress approved the RenovaBio program, which requires fuel distributors to gradually increase the amount of biofuels traded each year. In late January, a Brazilian official said the government is expected to publish a draft governance model for the program. As global oil prices rise, what will be the effect on Brazil’s biofuel sector? Is the industry competitive in the global market? What effect will the program have on Brazil’s energy sector as a whole?

This Week's Commentators:

Mark Langevin, professor and director of the Brazil Initiative at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University:

João Paulo Botelho, senior market analyst at INTL FCStone:

Pavel Molchanov, senior vice president and equity research analyst at Raymond James & Associates

 

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