The national electric matrix is formed by 82.9% of clean energy, such as hydroelectric, biomass and solar energy, while the global average is 26.7%. According to the Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil currently has 83% of its matrix originated from clean energy. The share is led by hydroelectric (63.8%), followed by wind (9.3%), biomass and biogas (8.9%) and solar (1.4%). Unlike the global average, Brazil is three times more sustainable than other countries.
One of the advantages of biomass energy is that it is a 100% renewable resource and has a low cost and high capacity for using waste. Do you know how biomass energy is produced? Biomass is the term used to define a mass of debris from living or decomposing organisms. It can be of animal or vegetable origin, such as food scraps, fruit peels, wood or by-products of livestock and agriculture.