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, 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 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
Ibama launched the standard Term of Reference (TR) for Offshore Wind Energy Complexes. This term brings the scope of what the entrepreneur should present in his environmental impact study to attest to the feasibility of this type of renewable energy venture, thus bringing clarity and security to the entire process.
Source: Portal do Agronegocio
Canadian Solar has announced a contract with BTG Pactual for solar energy projects, and has won two privately auctioned Furnas projects, with the two transactions totalling 862 MWp. For the 12-year contract with BTG, Canadian Solar said it would supply solar energy from a 170 MWp cluster located in the state of Minas Gerais.
Source: UOL Economia