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Green Energy Seal is released to reinforce sugarcane biomass

On 01/26/2015, the Electric Energy Commercialization Chamber (CCEE) and the Sugarcane Industry Union (UNICA) announced the creation of the Green Energy Seal, whose objective is to certify companies that produce and consume clean energy. The project came to reinforce electricity that originates from sugarcane biomass.

According to the agreement, around 20% of the electricity used by the companies is produced sustainably. This symbolizes the entry of the Bioelectricity Certification Program, which will endorse the sharing of data between the two companies (CCEE and UNICA).

The seal will also be delivered to bioelectricity producing plants that comply with the sustainability foundations of the Agro-environmental Protocol for the Sugar and Alcohol Sector in São Paulo.

The first seals were awarded by CCEE and UNICA at a ceremony held in São Paulo. Consumer companies such as Duratex and Univeler were awarded for having purchased electricity produced from sugarcane biomass. Companies like Adecoagro, Nole, Guarani, Alta Mogiana, Raízen, Zilor and São Martinho won in the producer category.

In 2014, more than 20 thousand gigawatts/hour (GWh) of electricity from biomass were produced, almost 20% more than in the previous year. That would be more than enough to supply more than 11 million homes with electricity.

If there was no use of biomass in the Brazilian electrical matrix, the levels of CO2 in the atmosphere would be much higher.

 

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Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

Robert Asprin

Robert Asprin, APD is a non-dieting Accredited Practicing Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in eating and lifestyle behaviors to help improve health while nurturing relationships with food and body.

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