United States President Obama Seeks Relationships with Brazil for Biofuel

San Francisco, CA (PressExposure) February 02, 2009 -- During a phone call on Jan. 26, 2009, President Obama expressed to his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, that he believes it is possible for Brazil and the United States to develop a partnership in biofuels, which would benefit both countries. Long before President Obama’s call to his Brazilian counterpart, REEM09, was organized based on this very platform: that the United States can benefit from the renewable energy technologies in some emerging markets and vice versa.

“We are pleased to see the new United States President strongly focusing on the increased use of renewable energy technologies,” says Richard Soyombo, Executive Director of the Bay Area Center for International Trade Development, the coordinating organization for REEM09. The new US approach under President Obama is a testament to our vision and we are delighted to see him pursuing many of the same partnerships as REEM09.”

During the call, Obama said that the United States has much to gain by cooperating with Brazil on biofuels, according to Lula spokesman Marcelo Baumbach. Renewable energy technologies, including biofuels, have been made a key goal for President Obama.

REEM09 will focus on successes, challenges and solutions for implementing and sustaining renewable energy infrastructures in emerging market countries. The three day event is an exclusive opportunity for public and private renewable energy technology providers, key decision makers, lawyers and investors to collaborate, network, and form partnerships to increase their role in sustaining the environment and economies worldwide.

“We anticipate a strong presence at REEM09 by the Brazilian Bio-Fuel industry”, says Mauricio Cortes Costa, Consul General of Brazil, San Francisco, CA. “This event is imperative for everyone is the Latin American renewable energy industry.” With the City of San Francisco as official Conference host, the strong support of the Conference is demonstrated by its prestigious host committee, including United States political officials such as: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, US Senator Barbara Boxer, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, California State Assemblymember Jerry Hill and San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom. Consul General of Brazil as also a member of the host committee.

For more information, visit http://www.REEM09.net.

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Press Release Submitted On: February 02, 2009 at 12:08 pm
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