JIS News

Minister of Energy, Clive Mullings, has said that in just over a week, he would be travelling to Brazil, to examine and garner a better understanding of that country’s bio-diesel industry.
“In terms of where we go from here, we are looking at bio-fuels generally. I’m going to Brazil to look at bio-diesel, to see if we can get input, in terms of how we can improve our situation,” he told JIS News in an interview, at the E10 Xtreme Motor Sports and Family Fun Day, held at the National Stadium ring road track, on November 2.
The Minister said that in terms of electricity, “we are looking at a hydro power project that I presented to the Japan Bank for International Co-operation three weeks ago, so there is a lot of work to be done.”
Mr. Mullings said that thousands of Jamaicans were treated to a day of excitement with fast race cars doing donuts; stunt bikers doing wheelies and an assortment of other tricks, and a motor cross biker, whose stunts gave new meaning to the term, high flyer.
The Minister told JIS News, that he had a really good time and was happy that the Government could share the occasion with the Jamaican people.
“We are happy that the rest of Jamaica is sharing this with us; the fact that we were able to roll out ethanol. We could have sat back and said, ‘we did it’, but we said no, we are going to share this and have a free day of top class entertainment for our people,” he added.
On Saturday, November 1, the Ministry of Energy and the Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica (PCJ), successfully introduced the new E10 fuel to the Jamaican marketplace.
By producing E10, which is a blend of 10 per cent ethanol and 90 per cent 87 gasolene, Jamaica joins a number of developed countries, such as the United States of America, Canada, Sweden and Brazil, that use ethanol blended fuel. E10 is expected to provide Jamaica with a number of economic and environmental benefits.