During the FIFA World Cup in Brazil, next year, the delegations of the participating countries will travel in buses fuelled by biodiesel made from recycled oil. The fuel will be a mixture of 80% regular diesel and 20% recycled oil, made at productive arrangements set up in the World Cup host cities. The project belongs to a Biotechnos Projetos Autossustentáveis, a company based in Santa Rosa, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, with an office in Rio de Janeiro.
Biotechnos is developing the venture after having been selected to take part in the 2014 World Cup Brazil Promotion Plan. According to Márcia Werle, the company’s chairwoman of the board, 40 productive arrangements will be setup in the host cities. The first of them, in Rio de Janeiro, has already become operational this year, and it has supplied biodiesel to generators that were used during the World Youth Journey last July on Copacabana.