Brazil has opened a 108-million-liter (approximately 25 million gallons) a year biodiesel plant… the largest in the South American country. Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva attended the event.
This story in Brazzil Magazine says this one operated by Brasil Ecodiesel is not the only biodiesel mill in the country.
According to the (Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy), the company should inaugurate another three mills this year, one in Rosário do Sul, in the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, another in Porto Nacional, in the northern Tocantins, and the other in São Luís, Maranhão (Northeast Brazil). With this the company should add another 324 million liters to the annual production.
Brasil Ecodiesel plans to use soy, castor seeds, and sunflower seeds as the feedstocks. The article says the government expects total biodiesel production to hit about three-quarters of a billion gallons a year in the next four years.