Last week, Brazil’s largest sugar exporter Raízen hosted the 36th and current President of Brazil Dilma Vana Rousseff at the opening ceremony for their first cellulosic ethanol plant. The plant is a bolt-on facility to Raízen’s existing Costa Pinto sugar cane mill in Piracicaba, São Paulo.
In the past few years, an intense debate about the benefits and risks associated with biofuels has emerged around the world. Specifically, there are opposing views of their effect on greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions in transport, energy dependency, and rural development.
In May, Novozymes announced that we will supply customized enzyme technology to a Finnish plant – the first facility in the world to produce cellulosic ethanol from wood sawdust.
For the past nine years, the Asian Clean Energy forum – which is hosted by the Asian Development Bank, a multilateral development finance institution – has gathered business leaders, government officials and experts from around the world to cover key aspects of clean energy promotion in Asia.