Transition to renewable energy
Promoting consumption of anhydrous and hydrated ethanol to replace gasoline (Establishment and implementation of the National Policy on Biofuels (RenovaBio Program: it aims promoting the adequate expansion of biofuels in the energy mix, thus promoting the regularity of fuel supply in the market and inducing gains in energy efficiency and reduction of GHG emissions.).
In addition to the mandatory blend of anhydrous ethanol to motor gasoline sold domestically, the advent of flex fuel vehicles in 2003 allowed the sector to be leveraged again leading to an increase in the domestic consumption of ethanol.
The expansion of bioethanol and sugar production in recent decades has occurred not only with the increase in the cultivated area, but also with significant productivity gains in the agricultural and industrial stages. Technological advances are observed in this period: sugarcane genetics improvement; improvements in production management through the use of land maps and satellite images; adoption of more efficient and modern processes with the extraction, processing and fermentation of the broth and the stage of distillation; increase in the use of sugarcane bagasse in the boilers; use of biological methods to control pests, which reduces the need
Job generation in the sugarcane and energy chain has a social relevance as the rural nature of these jobs contributes to the containment of the rural-urban migration, thus preventing unplanned growth of large Brazilian cities and, occasionally, urban poverty.
The sugarcane and energy industry has also been involved in certification initiatives that address environmental, social and economic aspects related to the cultivation and processing of sugarcane. It is usually a voluntary accession process, whose criteria are agreed among the various stakeholders, including producers, industry, consumers and NGOs.
One of the country’s most distinctive characteristics is its energy mix, with a significant share of renewable sources particularly in the generation of electric energy, affording a low-carbon profile to the sector. Maintaining this profile in the future, considering the need for economic, growth poses a great challenge to Brazil.
The actions for the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions must comply with the elements of the national energy policy, such as energy security in response to demand, affordability of prices and tariffs and the universalization of access to energy, in addition to the competitiveness between the sources and the use of national technology.).
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