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Brazil’s World Cup Buses to Run on Recycled Cooking Oil Biofuel
Brazil is preparing to host the World Cup next year, but the nation won’t only be showing off its soccer skills. The world’s largest producer of biodiesel also plans to provide green transportation for visiting teams by powering buses with a biofuel blend made from 20 percent recycled cooking oil.
Biotechnos Projetos Autossustentaveis is developing the recycled cooking oil biodiesel in 40 projects across the country as part of the 2014 World Cup Brazil Promotion Plan. Even Airbus is considering the possibility of running biofuel-powered flights for teams traveling to Brazil for the tournament, according to Domestic Fuel.
According to the company’s chairwoman, Marcia Werle, projects are already underway in Brasilia, Fortaleza and Belo Horizonte, and together will produce roughly 6.6 million gallons of biodiesel. In order to expedite the national showcase dubbed Bioplanet, Biotechnos has invited several other partners to help out, including non-government organizations that will collect the household oil to be converted into biodiesel.
Via Domestic Fuel
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