Brazil, India Can Team Up For Clean Fuel Options

Mobility Outlook Bureau
16 Sep 2022
03:43 PM
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Brazil’s ambassador to India believes a lot can be done in flex-fuel

SIAM 62nd Annual Convention

Brazil and India can join hands to work towards flex-fuel tech, fuel cell, ethanol as a global commodity and flex-fuel hybrid vehicles, said Andre Aranha Correa Do Lago, Ambassador of Brazil to India, at the recently concluded SIAM annual convention in New Delhi.

Brazil, he added, has designed its economy in such a way that oil imports are not required to fulfill the nation’s energy needs. “Brazil and India are the two largest sugarcane producers and have the potential to produce enormous amounts of ethanol,” said Do Lago.

The Centre is also keen on encouraging the use of ethanol and has set itself  a target for 10% ethanol blending by November 2022, going up to 20% by 2025. This will help both in terms of a lower carbon footprint as well as a fall in imports.

It was at this session that J R Bhatt, Adviser/Scientist ‘G’, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, reiterated that the transportation sector was critical in terms of low carbon emissions. “Since 1850, India has been responsible for only 4% of the total environmental pollution caused to the world,” he said. The auto sector, in turn, accounted only for 10% of these emissions.

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