are nothing new in Brazil, ethanol
is the name of the game there. Biodiesel is coming onto the scene, though, helped by Brazil's biodiesel
law that goes into effect in 2008 and will require all diesel
sold there to be B2 (B5 by 2013). Archer Daniels Midland announced
yesterday that they would build a biodiesel production facility with an annual capacity of 180,000 metric tons in Rondonopolis, Mato Grosso, Brazil. The plant will open in early 2007 and will use soybean oil as feedstock. ADM has a soybean crushing plant in Rondonopolis and the biodiesel facility will be built next door.
[Source: Archer Daniels Midland Company]