Biofuels bring together 70 businesspeople and governors from Portugal and Brazil

13 June 2007

Lisbon, Portugal, 13 June – Around 70 businesspeople and governors from Brazil and Portugal are to take part in the first Luso-Brazilian Business Meeting on Biofuels, scheduled for next week in Curitiba, Brazil, the Luso-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCILB) said in Lisbon.

The meeting, schedule for June 20 to 24, will have the participation of 20 Portuguese representatives, including Banif and Iberdrol, the event’s sponsors, groups linked to construction such as Somague and Lena, EDP-Energias de Portugal, the Portuguese Federation of Forest Producers, Portuguese Carbon Fund, Abreu Advogados, Directorate-General for Energy, and Galp Energia’s participation has yet to be confirmed.

Some 70 entities from Brazil will take part, including companies from the energy sector, such as Energias do Brasil, General Electric and Petrobras, and the Industrial Federation of Paraná State (FIEP).

The state of Paraná, which is hosting the event, will be represented by governor Orlando Pessotti, and Portugal by the ambassador in Brasilia, Seixas da Costa.

The program, published during the presentation of the event in Lisbon, has round tables for ethanol and biodiesel production, and visits to port facilities (Paranaguá), to the TECPAR biofuel production unit, the Itaipu hydroelectric dam, amongst others. (macauhub)