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Cablegate: Wirec 2008: Brazilian Delegation

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SUBJECT: WIREC 2008: BRAZILIAN DELEGATION

REF: BRASILIA 168

1. (U) THIS CABLE IS SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED AND NOT FOR INTERNET
DISTRIBUTION.

2. (SBU) The Brazilian Ministry of External Relations (MRE) has
informed Post that the official delegation to the Washington
International Renewable Energy Conference (WIREC 2008) is as
follows:

Head of Delegation
-- Antonio Patriota, Brazilian Ambassador to the United States

Delegation
-- Senator Jose Tenorio, President of the Senate Biofuels
Sub-Commission
-- Jose Sergio Gabrielli, President of Petrobras
-- Manoel Bertone, Secretary for Production and Agro-energy,
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Farming and Supply (MAPA)
-- Alexandre Strapasson, Director of the Department of Sugarcane and
Agro-energy, MAPA
-- Joao Alziro Herz Jornada, President of INMETRO (National
Institute of Metrology, Standardization and Industrial Quality),
Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade
-- Ricardo Dornelles, Director of the Department of Renewable Fuels,
Ministry of Mines and Energy
-- Jose Miguez, Executive Secretary of the Inter-ministerial
Commission of Climate Change, Ministry of Science and Technology
-- Isaias de Carvalho Macedo, Interdisciplinary Nucleus of Energy
Planning, University of Campinas
-- Minister Andre Correa do Lago, Director of the Department of
Energy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MRE)
-- Ministro Carlos Henrique Moojen, Brazilian Embassy in Washington,
MRE
-- Counselor Marcus Arbizu, Organization of American States - Brazil
Mission
-- First Secretary Claudia Vieira dos Santos, Head of the Department
of New and Renewable Energy Resources, MRE
-- First Secretary Emerson Kloss, Brazilian Embassy in Washington,
MRE
-- First Secretary Marcelo Martinez, Department of New and Renewable
Energy Resources, MRE
-- Dr. Kepler Euclides Filho, the Executive-Director of Brazilian
Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA)

3. (SBU) The President of the Brazilian Agricultural Research
Corporation (EMBRAPA) Silvio Crestana, who had initially indicated
his intent to attend WIREC (REFTEL), now will not be able to attend.
Dr. Kepler Euclides Filho, the Executive-Director of EMBRAPA, will
replace him at the conference and on the Bioenergy Feedstocks Panel
scheduled for 4:00 - 6:00pm on Wednesday, March 5, 2008.

SOBEL

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