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Brazil Mulls Using More Biodiesel to Avoid Fuel Shortage

  • Government would boost biodiesel blend to 15% from 10%
  • Measure would happen in second half of year for a limited time
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Brazil’s government is mulling an increase later this year in the amount of biodiesel blended into trucking fuel to avoid shortages. 

Latin America’s largest economy may boost the biodiesel blend to 15% from 10% if stockpiles of diesel remain at low levels during the second half of the year, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter, who asked to not be named because the discussion isn’t public. The increase would be in place for a limited time, one of the people said.