The resumption of nuclear energy in Brazil will involve investments of R$15.5 billion ($2.6 bn) over the next few years with the expectation of expanding uranium/yellow cake exports to 1.5 tons per year and the conclusion of the Angra 3 nuclear power plant, the minister of mining and energy (MME), Bento Albuquerque, said at an industry event.
Source: 6 Minutos
Recognised as one of the “greenest countries in the world”, Sweden has a huge tradition of implementing sustainable projects. Sweden’s intention is to stimulate the development of the biogas industry in Brazil, taking advantage of the fact that the country is one of the world’s largest food producers and that it would have huge amounts of unused waste that can be used as fuel for biogas industries.
In the first quarter of crop year 2020/21 (July to September), agricultural areas with greenhouse gas reduction technologies financed by the ABC (Low Carbon Agriculture) credit line rose from 245,000 hectares to 485,100 hectares, up 97.9% from the same period in 2019, the Agriculture Ministry reported.
Source: Noticias Agricolas
The National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES) has provided R$105 billion ($17.5 bn) in emergency support since the beginning of the new coronavirus pandemic in March of this year. The funds have gone to 258,000 Brazilian companies that are responsible for generating 8.5 million jobs.
Sales by the Brazilian machinery and equipment industry in September totalled R$13.9 billion ($2.3 bn), 13.3% more than in the same month of 2019. The increase was mainly driven by domestic trade, not by exports. The year-to-date sales totalled R$ 97.2 billion ($16 bn).
Source: Money Times