Wednesday, February 6, 2008

February 6--Dominican Republic

The Bio E Group will use biomass from sugarcane in two newly constructed distilleries that will produce ethanol as well as renewable electricity. Sugar cane is the nations most important commercial crop but due to lowering world prices many farmers have been pushed into poverty.
This new biofuel opportunity is expected to revive the rural economy which employs 17% of the country's workforce. There is potential for new job creation because the energy consortium will not produce its own sugarcane but will buy it from local farmers at a fair price.

Dominican Masks
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The Dominican Republic Project

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