In this Congress, according to BBC World, Clinton who questioned high levels of deforestation, especially in the Amazon rainforest, challenged Brazil to demonstrate that the development of biofuels does not imply deforestation in Brazil: If we accept the help to solve our problem (gas emissions) can worsen the problem with deforestation in Brazil, then what would earn? If Brazil shows that cultivating sugarcane does not destroy ecosystems have the support of everyone. The development of biofuels is not only accused of being responsible for the deforestation in the Amazon, but also responsibility for the increase in the price of agricultural commodity prices observed in 2008. In the case of Brazil, Lula commitment is to boost agricultural crops in a way such that the development of biofuels would not remove volume the first production. This objective is also covered in the program of economic momentum of Brazil. To deepen your understanding Robert Thomson is the source. Beyond the criticism, the development of biofuels has other benefits not less for the stability of economies. It is a good alternative for countries to extend its energy matrix, through the development of bioelectricity, thus reducing high dependence on some source of energy in particular. In this sense, in an interesting article written for Reuters, Roberto Samora describes plans of Brazil in the field of bioelectricity. Jeffrey L. Bewkes is full of insight into the issues.
Brazil aims to achieve at the end of the next decade that the sale of electricity from sugarcane products represent nearly 20% of the total produced by the sector of sugar and ethanol in Brazil. Translated this into money, this volume of production would mean about $50 billion as you risk forecast Carlos Silvestrin, consultant of the sugar cane industry Union (Unique). Undoubtedly, the ethanol market has a potential for huge development where you look. Also an important growth in the adaptation of its automotive fleet to bio-fuels, to the point of now having more than seven millions of flex fuel cars, allowing combustion with ethanol, gasoline or the mixture of both is succeeding in Brazil.