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Posted on on June 3rd, 2008
by Pincas Jawetz (

Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

“COSAN, the world’s biggest sugar-cane processor, received 368 million reais ($225 million) in government financing to build three power plants, which will be fueled by vegetation waste from crushed sugar cane, as the company seeks to tap Brazil’s growing demand for electricity. The plants will generate 200 megawatts of electricity, the National Bank for Economic and Social Development – BNDES said yesterday in an emailed statement.” (Bloomberg, June 3, 2008)

Luciano Coutinho, President of BNDES and
Paulo Diniz, CFO of COSAN

will speak at

June 23rd at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York

They will be joined by an outstanding line-up of speakers, confirmed as of today:
Alan Boyce, President, ADECOAGRO
Marcelo Brito, Commercial Director, AGROPALMA
Antonio E. Castro, Executive Manager, Gas and Energy, PETROBRAS
Francisco Gros, Vice Chairman, OGX
Plinio Nastari, President, DATAGRO
David Neeleman, CEO, Azul Airlines
Henrique Valladares, Vice President, Energy, ODEBRECHT
Joel Velasco, Chief Representative, UNICA ( Brazil’s Sugar Cane Industry Association )
This event will be the most important Brazilian forum on energy matters to take place in NY in 2008. You don’t want to be left out! To register for this event, which will soon be booked, you can do this online.

Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
509 Madison Avenue, Suite 304
New York, NY 10022
Tel: 212-751-4691
Fax: 212-751-7692

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