Brazil has potential to be self-sufficient in aviation biofuel

Brazil has the potential to produce biofuel for aviation from organic waste, and even export the product, given the expectation of greater demand with the more intensive demand for decarbonisation. According to the research, it points out a potential of 9 billion litres from sugarcane waste, the wood industry, used cooking oil, bovine tallow and steel mill gases.

Source: Energia Hoje

Azul invests over $288 mm in Campinas

The director of Azul Cargo, said that infrastructure is essential for competitiveness in the cargo transport business. According to the executive, last year the company invested about R$ 2 million ($385 mm) only in infrastructure of its cargo terminal at the airport of Viracopos, in Campinas (SP). The more agility we have in the processes, the more we can deliver, that is why we are investing another R$ 1.5 million ($288 mm) in Campinas this year.

Source: 6 Minutos

Agricultural products become 5% more expensive, says Cepea

In April, the IPPA/CEPEA (Producer Price Index of Agricultural Product Groups) recorded an increase of 5% in nominal terms compared to March 2021. According to information from Cepea, this result reflects the positive variations recorded in the indices IPPA-Grain, up 4.2%; IPPA-Livestock, up 1.6%; and IPPA-Cane-Coffee, with an important advance of 23.2%. On the other hand, in the same comparison, the IPPA-Horticultural products index registered a drop of 7.4%.

Source: Money Times

Trade activity registers a drop of 1.4% in April

Brazilian physical trade sales retreated by 1.4% in April 2021, when compared to the previous month, according to Serasa Experian’s Trade Activity Indicator. The Fabrics, Clothing, Footwear and Accessories segment led the overall drop, with a decline of 18.7%, a result that reveals a decelerating drop for the sector, since in March the fall had been 28.7%.

Source: Valor Investe

Privatizing Eletrobras will cost $3.5 bn more per year

The privatization of Eletrobras will result in an increase of R$20 billion ($13.5 bn) per year for consumers, according to an estimate by Abrace (Association of Large Energy Consumers and Free Consumers). According to the association, hiring thermoelectric plants in quantities and locations already defined, without support and technical study, may result in cost increase.

Source: UOL Economia

Aneel releases operation of 31.5 MW wind farm in Piauí

Aneel accepted Enel Green Power request and approved the commercial operation of ten wind turbines of the park Ventos de Santa Ângela 16, adding 31.5 MW of installed capacity in Lagoa do Barro do Piauí (PI). The agency also authorised the operation of a 4.2 MW turbine from the wind farm Serrote III, located in Trairi (CE), according to dispatches in the Official Journal of the Union.

Source: Canal Energia