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Gasohol in Brazil (1979)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Brazil, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1979-08-10

Duration: 00:27:31

Subjects: 1970s energy crisis | Brazil | Gasohol | Sugarcane | Alternative fuels | GAS INDUSTRY | OIL INDUSTRY | Energy


  • George, Beth Host
  • Trinidade, Sergio C. Interviewee
  • Harrison, Joseph A. Interviewee
  • Patout, Bill Interviewee


This episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” from August 10, 1979, features an in-depth report by WVUE in New Orleans on a trip by a Louisiana delegation to Brazil to learn more about the country’s gasohol industry and to study the feasibility of producing gasohol in the state.  Gasohol is a blend of gasoline and alcohol, which can be produced by using sugar cane as the source of the alcohol.