The UK and Brazilian Governments have agreed to work together to assess the potential for collaborating with southern Africa to sustainably expand its bio-ethanol industry as well as forging stronger links on science, technology and innovation.
The signing ceremony took place at Imperial House during the State visit to
“Science and technology are not only key to helping us retain our market edge in an increasingly competitive and globalised environment but will also play a major part in helping us find solutions to social, environmental and economic problems,” Sir David said. “This plan of action is an excellent opportunity for the
The action plan has three key points: proceeding with an analysis of the potential for expanding sugarcane and sustainable bio-ethanol production in southern Africa; holding a “Brazil Day” for scientists from both countries to be hosted by the Royal Society in May; and * designating 2007 as a “UK: Brazil Year of Partnership in Science” in Brazil.
Sir David said the
“The potential benefits from our work on assessing the potential to expand bio-ethanol production in southern
Sir David said the Royal Society would be hosting Brazil Day on May 22, when scientists and officials from both countries would meet to establish their priorities and opportunities for collaboration.