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Petrobras, PetroChina to Study Joint Ethanol Projects in Brazil

10:21 AM MST | December 23, 2009 | Kara Sissell

Brazil’s state oil company Petrobras (Rio de Janeiro) says its biofuels subsidiary has signed a six-month memorandum of understanding with PetroChina to study possible collaboration on developing ethanol projects in Brazil. The two companies will also consider agreements to export ethanol from Brazil to China. Petrobras Biocombustivel (PBio) also recently invested in Total AgroIndustria Canaviera, marking Petrobras’ entrance into ethanol production. “Because of the need to adopt a blend of ethanol in gasoline in a larger portion of the Chinese...

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