Part of the large Brazilian companies have already understood the importance and relevance of ESG goals within organizations. Increasingly, environmental, social and governance issues become priorities with internal changes and even compensation programs for executives linked to the achievement of goals.
In recent years, countries have started to think about how to generate clean energy and the need for an energy transition has grown. In this scenario, in which it is not feasible for all nations to opt for a clean and renewable source overnight, natural gas stands out as an important fuel for this transition.
Biomethane production in Brazil has grown and gas is cited as a source for decarbonization in the transport sector. According to the survey carried out by Abiogás, there are 25 biomethane plants expected to start operating by 2027 with projects in which investment exceeds R$ 1 billion. With this, it is expected to reach 2.3 million m/³ day of produced volume.
The latest report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) states that the mitigation measures needed to tackle climate change are urgent. The IPCC is a UN climate advisory body and was created in 1988 by the United Nations Environment Program and the World Meteorological Organization. Its objective is to monitor and disseminate relevant research related to climate change.
How does decarbonization relate to biogas? Decarbonization is the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions through the use of energy sources with low carbon content or a source with the least possible emissions. Thus, renewable gases are called upon to play an important role in the decarbonization of the economy.
The low carbon economy is a project that proposes actions with the objective of reducing the impacts of the generation of Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) on the environment. By encouraging a low carbon economy, countries are able to develop the economy, generate employment and invest in sustainability.