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President Obama and the Sweeter Alternative

by Leticia Phillips on Mar 17, 2011

President Obama heads to Brazil this weekend, and we're excited that he will soon see for himself how that country has replaced more than half of its gasoline needs with sugarcane ethanol - making gasoline the alternative fuel there. Brazil and the United States have an opportunity to strengthen their energy partnership, and we anticipate a constructive discussion on how allowing sugarcane ethanol to compete fairly in the U.S. would save American drivers money at the pump, cut dependence on Middle East oil and improve the environment.

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President Obama heads to Brazil this weekend, and we're excited that he will soon see for himself how that country has replaced more than half of its gasoline needs with sugarcane ethanol - making gasoline the alternative fuel there.  Brazil and the United States have an opportunity to strengthen their energy partnership, and we anticipate a constructive discussion on how allowing sugarcane ethanol to compete fairly in the U.S. would save American drivers money at the pump, cut dependence on Middle East oil and improve the environment.

Keep an eye on our Twitter feed for news updates throughout the visit, and we'll have a wrap-up here on the blog next week.

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