By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – In an effort to reduce the import of diesel fuel and reduce pollution, Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff last week signed an executive order increasing the amount of biodiesel to be added into diesel fuel starting in July. The order increases the mixture of biodiesel from the current five percent to six percent (B6) starting July 1st and from six percent to seven percent (B7) starting November 1st.

"This order strengthens our bio fuel industry by securing the market and improving profitability," wrote Rousseff in her official Twitter account.

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