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The generation of biomass energy is attracting attention as a clean energy that can reduce the emission of carbon dioxide coefficient and is also a stable method of generating energy.


Biomass is any organic matter that can be transformed into energy, whether electrical, thermal or even mechanical.

And its origin is quite diverse, being wood, sugar cane, soy, rice, urban and industrial waste.

The large-scale production of electric energy from agricultural biomass is related to the use of efficient technologies and to a strong agro-industry with large plantations, whether soy, rice, corn or sugarcane.

In this way, biomass is obtained from the processing of crop residues mentioned above, such as corn, where it is possible to use cob, stalk, leaf and straw as raw material. From soy and rice, the residues that remain in the field, and are treated as straw. And sugar cane, bagasse, straw and vinasse.
According to the study by the Statistical Review of World Energy, published in June 2008 by BP Global (Beyhond Petroleum, British Petroleum's new name) the estimated amount of biomass on Earth is in the order of 1.8 trillion tons.

This volume, when confronted with the degree of efficiency of plants operating in the world in 2005, points to a generation capacity of 11 thousand TWh per year in the long run - or more than half of the total electricity produced in 2007, which was 19.89 TWh.

Global energy consumption
increased 2.9% in 2018.

Growth was the strongest since 2010 and almost double the 10-year average. Demand for all fuels increased and renewable sources came in second with an 18% increase.
Biomass as a source of electrical energy has been growing in Brazil, mainly in cogeneration systems (where it is possible to obtain thermal and electrical energy) in the industrial and service sectors. Sugarcane is a resource with great potential, and its participation is important not only for the diversification of the electrical matrix, but also because the harvest coincides with the drought period in the Southeast / Midwest region, where the largest installed capacity in hydroelectric plants in the country. The electricity supplied in this period therefore helps to preserve the reservoir levels of the UHEs.
(Source: ANEEL)

It is estimated that for the next few years the electricity produced by the sector will represent 15% of the Brazilian matrix

With the production of 14,400 average MW.


Plenty of biomass in Brazil; 
Simpler environmental licensing;
They can be closer to large urban centers;
Reduction of CO2 emissions;
Reduction in transmission cost.
The Southeast region has the greatest potential for electricity production:

1º State of São Paulo with 609.4 million gigajoules (GJ) per year; 

2º Paraná with 65.4 million GJ per year; 

3º Minas Gerais with 63.2 million GJ per year

Projections by the International Energy Agency (1998) indicate that the worldwide generation of electricity through biomass

It should increase from 10 TWh in 1995 to 27 TWh in 2020 (AEI, 1998).
Biomass plants complement the Hydroelectric Generation park since the hydraulic predominance in the Brazilian electrical system means that the price of energy is influenced by the flows of rivers that have hydroelectric plants. Thus, the existence of an offer with low operating costs, mainly that can generate electricity in times of lower water availability, contributes to mitigate the effects of less relative storage.

The GNPW Group has the expertise to develop projects for the production of electric energy from biomass according to market demand.

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