The Lands of Sun and Rain: Biofuels Turns to Brazil for Sugar, Markets, Models
by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …High-tech companies such as Amyris, Solazyme, LS9, KL Energy, and many others have been moving aggressively to establish partnerships that will allow them to access Brazil’s low-cost, at-scale sugars.
Are the lands of sun and rain the answer? Algae producers are looking at lands of sun and saltwater – but cane has the “here today, at-scale” quality that is creating substantial traction for those using low-cost sugars as a base for their fuels. (Interview with Joel Velasco, the US representative of UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane trade association) READ MORE