In the last decades, the intensification of human activities has increased the production of waste, creating a serious problem for public administrations in the correct accomplishment of this disposal. At the same time, technological and industrial development has caused greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to reach alarming levels.
LNG is rated to be the source of transition in Brazil and the world. According to EPE, the supply growth in the country is expected to grow 45% in the next decade.
Residues are different from waste, as the first can be used in its original form or transformed for a new purpose. The second, however, has no possibility of reuse and needs to be disposed of in the best possible way for the environment.
With a high energy demand, Brazil is looking for new ways to generate energy, and the extraction of biogas from landfills is one of those options.
Do you know what waste fuel is? The CDR is a fuel derived from materials that cannot be used in the biodigestion process, and are used to feed industrial ovens. This type of garbage is crushed in specific machines, managing to reuse everything that is neither organic nor recyclable.
The Brazilian energy sector has the characteristic of being predominantly renewable, with the water matrix being the main source. It corresponds to 60% of the installed capacity in the country, but, in recent years, investments in wind, solar and biomass generation have been expanding the sector's possibilities.
Do you know how clean energy is generated in Brazil? First, it is important to define the concept. Clean energy is all renewable energy that does not emit polluting substances in its production or use. In this case, clean energy is considered: solar, wind, geothermal, hydraulic, biomass and tidal energy.
Brazil is a country with a high potential for energy production, reaching 20 times greater than all current production. Thus, intensifying investment in solar energy is essential to develop the sector.
Wind energy is a clean and renewable energy source that has been gaining prominence in Brazil. Generation through wind energy takes place with the use of natural resources, in which the wind turns a huge propeller connected to a generator, creating mechanical energy and transforming it into electricity.
The pandemic that struck the world in 2020 imposed severe restrictions to contain the increase in infection caused by the coronavirus and had a significant impact on the energy market. With the lockdown in several countries, fuel sales decreased, as did consumption, which caused factories and industries to decrease production. In Brazil, industrial production decreased 18% in April 2020.