Georgia explores Brazilian ethanol industry

By | July 08, 2008
According to a report released by Georgia Tech's Strategic Energy Institute, Georgia has reached its goal of conveying to Brazilian business and academic leaders the advantages that the country and U.S. state could gain from cooperative projects in the ethanol industry, particularly cellulosic ethanol. In early May, Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle led a mission trip to Brazil to explore the country's ethanol industry and meet with representatives from Brazil's largest biofuels companies. Benefits, such as Georgia's vast amounts of existing timber feedstock and Brazil's experience in producing and transporting ethanol, were part of the discussion.