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Brazil’s Ethanol Revolution

Youtube text: The bio-fuel, ethanol, is generating a revolution in renewable energy that could help reduce the world’s thirst for oil. In Brazil, the production of ethanol from sugarcane is booming, but what is not clear is the impact it is having on the industry’s sugarcane cutters (uploaded March 21, 2011).

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Brasil has rare earths in abundance

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Currently China produces 95% of the so-called rare earths. In that light the recent discovery of large deposits of rare earths in Brazil is welcome news for high-tech industrial consumers of these materials. Recent Chinese restrictions on the export of rare earth minerals has made this discovery even more valuable. The deposits were discovered by Vale, the world’s largest iron ore mining company.

[wsj]
[brazilportal]

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