Learn about in which regions in Brazil the 90 projects selected from Low Carbon Business Action Brazil are located.
According to the International Centre for Renewable Energies (CIBiogás - Centro Internacional de Energias Renováveis), Brazil has the potential to generate 81 billion m³/year of biogas, which can be produced through organic waste, garbage and biomass.
Located in southern Brazil, Paraná has the capacity to supply 4 million homes with an average consumption of 217 kW/h (kilowatt hours) and is the first Brazilian state to receive a plant to generate biogas from sewage and waste. The license for operation was granted this year by the Environmental Institute of Paraná and, according to the company, the plant will have the capacity to produce 2.8 megawatts of electricity through organic waste, supplying some 2,000 homes in the state. The resource for energy generation will come from sewage treatment plants and garbage collection, and it is estimated that the initiative will divert 1,000 m³ of sewage sludge and 300 tons of organic waste from sanitary landfills.
Other initiatives with this type of material are under way. The project that we will feature below foresees the construction of a biogas plant in the State Supply Centre (CEASA - Central de Abastecimento Estadual) of Curitiba, in the state of Paraná - which promotes, regulates and organizes the marketing of horticultural products at the wholesale level -, powered by organic waste, with the help of informal garbage scavengers from the region. In addition, the state will stage the implementation of a circular economy system that includes informal waste scavengers in the chain, generating jobs and adding value to the activity.