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Ethanol Summit 2009 finds consensus on ethanol certification

The Brazilian city of São Paulo hosted this year's edition of the Ethanol Summit. Opened by former President Clinton, one of the main issues this year was how to certify sustainable ethanol. You know the story: The EU wants to burn more ethanol in order to curb greenhouse emissions and is committed to use 10 percent biofuels. When demand exceeds local production, EU companies use imports, requesting that the imported fuel is made using certified sustainable sources. However, many organiza

Another eco option for Brazilians: Citro�n Xsara Picasso Eco

It seems that it's not just Europeans who are getting green (or blue) labels for virtually every model of the road. We recently reported that Volkswagen has taken the BlueMotion badge to Brazil and that the Smart fortwo is being put on sale there. Well, it looks like Citroën has had the same idea and has unveiled a new model for the Brazilian market: the Xsara Picasso compact minivan, which is going to get the green label of "Eco" (not Airdream as in Europe). What's the Xsara Picasso got g

Officially Official: GM debuts Chevy GPiX Concept in Sao Paulo

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Renault debuts Sandero Sand'up concept in Sao Paulo

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Leakage: Chevrolet GPiX concept to debut in Sao Paulo

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S�o Paulo produces another CUV concept: the Ford Fiesta Trail

From Autoblog Spanish we have info about a gussied up Fiesta Trail that Ford is showing at the Brazilian auto show in São Paulo. Looks like Fiat and Chevy had extreme CUVs on display so Ford had to have one, too. It slapped on some Outback-like cladding and jacked up the regular Fiesta Trail, slipping some aggressive alloys under the fenders.

Brazil to experiment with hydrogen

Brazil, the world's largest ethanol producer, announced it will be conducting two projects investigating the use of hydrogen as a fuel for buses.