Between April 19 and 22, the Brazilian government, led by the Minister of Mines and Energy, Bento Albuquerque, will carry out a mission in New Delhi (India) with the aim of strengthening ties between the two countries to strengthen technical cooperation in the urban area mobility based on renewable fuels. BP Bunge, represented by the CEO and president of the board, Mario Lindenhayn, is present in the delegation, alongside executives from Volkswagen, Toyota, Abraciclo, Petrobras and Evandro Gussi, president of UNICA (União da Indústria da Cana-de-Canada). Sugar).
During the meeting, an agreement will be signed between UNICA and the Association of Indian Automobile Manufacturers to enable an integrated agenda focused on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in India’s transport matrix.
Cars with a flex engine – Part of everyday life in Brazil for 19 years, cars with a flex engine will begin to be manufactured in India this year. The country is the second largest global producer of sugarcane, behind only Brazil, which has been using ethanol as an automotive fuel for over 40 years.
When compared to gasoline, ethanol emits up to 90% less CO2, according to information from UNICA. Therefore, the Brazilian government’s delegation has the strategic importance of collaborating with knowledge and technology to reduce the carbon footprint of the Asian country.