Plinio Nastari

Founder and President of Datagro Ltda., Brazil´s leading consulting company on sugar and ethanol market analysis, offering consulting services to producers, banks, trading companies, fuel distributors and governments. He obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Economics, Iowa State University, 1981 and 1983 and he was Professor of Economics (micro and macro), for Graduate and Undergraduate programs (B.Sc., M.Sc., M.B.A. and Ph.D. programs) at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, in São Paulo, from 1984 to 1999. Dr. Nastari was also Member of Technical Committees in National Energy Commission (1985/87), Commission for the Reexam of the Energy Matrix (1990/91), and Interministerial Council on Sugar and Alcohol (1998-2000). Lead author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), AR2.