Biomasses

Strategies for reusing abundant resources based on sugarcane residues, on energy sugarcane and on forest residues.

Sugarcane straw and bagasse

Sugarcane biomass has historically been used in Brazil to produce sugar and ethanol, products that are derived from the juice extracted from the thatch of the crop. However, the juice represents only a little more than a third of sugarcane’s energy potential (content temporarily available only in Portuguese).

Energy sugarcane

Energy sugarcane is considered a good alternative for biomass production because, just like sugarcane, Brazilian weather conditions should favor its productive performance, while sugarcane mills can adapt to the processing of this new raw material (content temporarily available only in Portuguese).

Forest residues

Eucalyptus and Pinus, a genus that has more than 700 species known botanically with very diverse physical and chemical properties. Thus, different species of eucalyptus are used for the most diverse purposes, such as firewood, stakes, mills, sleepers, charcoal, pulp and paper, fiber and particle boards, even furniture, energy generation, medicines, among others (content temporarily available only in Portuguese).