Brazil stands out for adherence to biofuels

Brazil has the least pollutant energy matrix among the largest global consumers in the fuel market. According to a report released by the IEA (International Energy Agency), the country has the largest share of renewable sources in the sector and should add 45% in biofuels in the final consumption up to 2023, mainly due to bioenergy in the transport areas , industry and hydroelectricity.

According to the Executive director of the IEA, Faith Birol, Brazil is the "rising star in the sustainable use of energy". The country has excelled in the accumulation of investments in biofuels and can serve as an inspiration to other countries, which should meet the commitments of the Paris Agreement (Treaty governing measures to reduce the emission of carbon dioxide from 2020, with the The objective of combating climate change).

The forecast is that in Brazil, the national biofuel Policy (RENOVABIO), regulated this year, can strengthen the economic bases in the production of biofuels and accelerate investments in the sector and in the production of plants. The trend is that foreign countries also adapt to sustainable energy policies, such as China, which in 2020 will mix 10% ethanol with gasoline.

Also according to a survey by the IEA, modern bioenergy (ethanol and biodiesel) accounted for 50% of the global energy consumption of sustainable Origin last year, being four times more than the combined solar photovoltaic and wind sources. In a projection made by the agency, bioenergy should remain the main source of renewable energy in 2023.

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