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Brazil to Triple Funding for Renewable Energy and Biofuel Research

Brazil has one of the largest, fastest growing economies in the world, and also some of the largest offshore oil reserves in the word. However, rather than relying on that oil to fuel its economic growth it has decided to focus on renewable energies and biofuel.

The Brazilian government has announced that it will spend $2.85 billion on renewable energy and biofuel research and development, hoping that the new energy sources and technology will bring its energy industry into the modern age, and help it cut its carbon emissions.

Alexandre Tanaka, from Financiadora de Estudos e Projetos (FINEP) a Brazilian research and finance agency, told Bloomberg that the President Dilma Rouseff wants to triple the funds available to innovative technology companies, as the country attempts to become a supplier of quality energy technology and processes, as opposed to purchasing from other countries.

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Under a new government program aimed at encouraging development in innovative technology, FINEP and the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) will provide loans to any companies working on renewable energy or biofuel research at rates as low as 3.5%.

Mark Kenber, CEO of The Climate Group, said that the “government investment to support innovation in clean energy technology will drive job creation and offer green investors incentives and stability, which will help Brazil compete with in the fast expanding clean energy markets around the world.

Brazil has huge potential to lead the global clean revolution, and with plans like these it looks like the nation is now ready to kick-start such efforts.”

By. Joao Peixe of Oilprice.com



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