Brazilian agribusiness feeds more than 772 million people

Brazilian agribusiness provided food for 772,600 million people in 2020, according to a study by Embrapa’s Secretariat of Intelligence and Strategic Relations (Sire). According to the publication, 212,235 of these people are from Brazil and the other 560,365 million are from other countries. In the last ten years, Brazil’s share in the world food market has jumped from $20.6 bn to $100 bn.

Source: G1 Economia

Brazil starts to use 13% biodiesel, reduces pollution and diseases

The diesel consumed in Brazil now has 13% biodiesel, the renewable fuel produced from raw materials, mainly soybean oil and animal fats. The percentage of biodiesel in petroleum diesel is provided for in law 13.263, of 2016, and contributes decisively to the reduction of atmospheric pollution, improvement of air quality and reduction of respiratory disease rates.

Source: Portal do Agronegocio

Solar photovoltaic generation grew 10.7% in February

According to a survey by the Chamber for the Commercialisation of Electric Energy (CCEE), solar photovoltaic generation grew 10.7% in the first half of February, scoring 649 average megawatts (MW) in the period. In the same period in 2020, it registered only 587 average MW. According to CCEE, in the first half of February 2021, Brazil’s electricity generation and consumption remained practically constant, with a small increase of 0.1% compared to the same time in 2020.

Source: Portal Solar

SP’s GDP growth expectation in 2021 is just above 5%

According to the Secretary of Finance and Planning, Henrique Meirelles. According to him, the projection is that the State’s GDP will grow this year a little above 5%. He recalled that the initial GDP expectations for the country were for a growth of 3.5% in 2021, but the evolution of the pandemic should hurt the GDP in the first quarter.

Source: Valor Investe

Omega plans to generate 7.850 GWh of energy this year

Omega Geração informed that it expects to generate 7.850 GWh of total energy this year, counting from March to December. According to the document, the idea is that the generation will increase by 20% in the first and second quarters and 30% in the third and fourth. The company also informed that the numbers are not a guarantee of results, just an estimate of performance.

Source: Money Times