South America Is More Creative with Fuel than Europe

Promoting vehicles that use biofuels, natural gas, and renewable energy sources



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South America Is More Creative
with Fuel than Europe

South America is more than just a sleeping giant. Brazil has a powerful national economy and Argentina, although it has been hit by repeated crises, has shown clear signs of recovery on each occasion, and the northern part of the continent is rich in raw materials. In the case of fuel, every country is making best use of the available options and resources. While Brazil and Paraguay rely on bioethanol, Argentina is focusing on gas and biodiesel, and Colombia is fully self-sufficient in oil and gas. The exception in this regard is Chile. A report on the country’s efforts to develop e-fuels can be found online on

Material from: Frank Urbansky, Freelance Journalist and Author, South America Is More Creative with Fuel than Europe, IN THE SPOTLIGHT article from ATZ worldwide [06/2023] [the websites of Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, which are available at] reproduced with permission of Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH.




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