Low Carbon Brazil’s X Ray

Learn about in which regions in Brazil the 90 projects selected from Low Carbon Business Action Brazil are located.

Brazil has a large potential to generate biogas through organic waste, but has not explored yet this resource as it could, according to the International Renewable Energy Centre (CIBiogás). The sugar-energy sector alone has the potential of producing 41 billion/m³ of biogas per annum, through the utilization of sugar cane waste, according to an estimate disclosed by the Brazilian Biogas Association (ABiobás).

The State of Sao Paulo is the main sugar cane producer in Brazil, followed by Minas Gerais, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul and Paraná. The gross annual amount transacted by the sugar-energy chain has exceeded US$ 100 billion, with around 380 production units and more than 1,000 municipalities harbouring activities connected to the sugar-energy industry in Brazil, according to data disclosed by the National Centre for Sugar-Energy and Biofuel Industries (CEISE) and the Brazilian Sugar Cane Industry Association.

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