Jason Barton

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Brazil’s Petrobras In Ethanol Cooperative Pact With Petrochina

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The triangle of resource and labor exchanges between China, Brazil, and the United States merits close monitoring. When I began my PhD three and a half years ago, an unrealized goal was to learn Mandarin. Learning the languages of math, biology, physics, and chemistry, while continuing with Portuguese and Spanish, took a bit too much time for learning another language, which is fine as I already do more than enough traveling. Bringing biofuels to China even further into that mix adds an interesting dimension. The possibility of technology transfer and information sharing would be a much more efficient use of energy than China importing Brazilian ethanol.

DECEMBER 23, 2009, 11:06 A.M. ET

RIO DE JANEIRO (Dow Jones)–Brazil oil giant Petrobras and its biofuels subsidiary Petrobras Biocombustivel have signed a memorandum of understanding, or MOU,, with China’s Petrochina International Co. Ltd. (PTR) to cooperate in the ethanol sector.

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December 24th, 2009 at 12:28 pm