As part of a new biofuel/ethanol initiative sponsored by the US and Brazil, El Salvador will apparently be the location for an early demonstration according to reports:
Ethanol heavyweights Brazil and the U.S. have chosen El Salvador as the site of a biofuels feasibility study, President Tony Saca said Sunday.
Saca said the governments of Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and U.S. President George W. Bush sent him word that they had chosen El Salvador for the pilot program during their meeting Saturday at the Camp David presidential retreat. It was not clear what the pilot program would entail.
"This ratifies El Salvador as the best prepared country in the region to develop a platform and be an alternative energy model," Saca said.
Saca expressed hope that ethanol and other biofuels can create opportunities for this Central American country's sugarcane industry and decrease dependence on oil.
Additional coverage of the announcement in La Prensa Grafica is found here.