Urca Group will build 5 MW plant for distributed generation in landfill sites

The largest landfill in Latin America will gain a biogas generating plant in 2021. The plant will be built by EVA, the renewable energy generation company of the Urca Energia Group, and is expected to begin operating in May 2021. The agreement also includes the sale of 50,000 m3/day of biomethane and the contracts are already closed and will last at least seven years.

Source: Energia Hoje

Naturgy gas distributor plans to invest $184 mm in Rio de Janeiro by 2023

Naturgy, a piped gas distribution company in Rio de Janeiro, plans to invest R$1 billion ($184 mm) in the state by 2023 to expand and renew its network. According to Naturgy, it is only in 2021 that the company expects to strengthen the gas pipeline network to expand the supply capacity in the Barra da Tijuca and Recreio dos Bandeirantes.

Source: Money Times

Sales of new residential & commercial properties to grow 10-15% in 2020

Sales of new residential and commercial properties will grow between 10% to 15% in 2020, according to the Brazilian Chamber of Construction Industry (CBIC). Builders are worried, however, with the shortage of raw materials like steel and PVC products and the sharp rise in prices of inputs like cement, concrete, cooper, aluminum and glass.

Source: Valor Internacional