Monday, November 21, 2005

Brazil to lead world in biodiesel

Rio de Janeiro, Nov 19 - Brazil could lead the world toward a revolution in biodiesel and become a world energy leader, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Friday.

"By year end, we will have 350,000 (persons) working on biodiesel, which will be an energy revolution," Lula told reporters.

"I am convinced that in the next 10 or 15 years, we will be proud to see Brazil be the country at the leading edge in biodiesel production," he said.

Lula has made biodiesel production a centerpiece of his presidency. In March, he inaugurated the first production facility in the state of Minas Gerais and on Thursday visited the first 10 businesses ready to produce the fuel.

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