A global pioneer in the use of biofuels, Brazil has achieved a position pursued by several countries in the sector, because it develops through renewable sources, to the detriment of the strategic alternatives to the use of oil. Currently, about 45% of the energy and 18% of the fuels consumed in the country are of sustainable origin. Thus contributing significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
Biofuels are derived from biomass, capable of replacing, in a partial or integral way, fuels derived from petroleum and natural gas in combustion engines or in another type of power generation. The main biofuels used in Brazil are ethanol, derived from sugarcane, and biodiesel, produced from vegetable oils or animal fats and added to oil diesel in varying proportions.
With the implementation of Renovabio, Brazil has fortified its development in adopting sustainable policies in the oil and gas sectors. The law aims to outline a strategic plan that raises the role of biofuels in the sector and reinforces the country's commitment to clean energy sources.
In a survey by the International Agency for Renewable Energies (Irena) in 2017, Brazil was one of the countries that most generated jobs in the biofuel industry in the world. The ethanol sector has been the most hiring, followed by biodiesel and the area of machinery and equipment. The professionals in the area are requested in the following segments: Energy agricultural production, chemical area, logistics, sales, equipment maintenance and quality control.
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