Sunday, June 10, 2007
CUBA: Sugarcane - Source of Renewable Energy, But Not Ethanol
HAVANA, Jun 1 (IPS) - Like other Latin American countries, Cuba is focusing on the development of renewable energy sources. But unlike Brazil, a leader in biofuels, this Caribbean island nation has ruled out the production of ethanol fuel based on sugarcane, because of President Fidel Castro's opposition to using food crops to produce biofuel on a large scale.
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