There is a huge technological revolution going on. Part of this change is due to the pandemic, which has accelerated the digital transformation, but emerging technologies have been transforming society for a long time. Emerging technologies are those that have a huge potential to create or transform the environment, market and society, but that have […]
Renewable energy sources are wind, solar, hydro and biomass, but despite being sustainable sources, their use still needs to be expanded. How is the use of renewable energy sources in Brazil and in the world? Historically, world energy production has always been based on fossil fuels, such as oil and coal. However, over the decades it was realized that these fuels were finite and that their use caused the greenhouse effect and aggravated global warming.
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.
The generation of solar energy has an essential role in the transition towards a low carbon future and in the promotion of global energy security. What is the future of solar energy generation? The market for this source in Brazil corresponds to 1.7% of the entire Brazilian energy matrix. Although this number is still small compared to other sources, the future of the solar array is very promising not only in the country, but worldwide. It is estimated that in the next 30 years the representation of this matrix in the country will grow and correspond to 16% of the total capacity.
The world invested $ 282.2 billion in new capacity from renewable energy sources in 2019. The numbers point to a change for the energy sector! A survey conducted in 2020 by British Business Energy showed that, among the 29 countries analyzed, Brazil is in the second place in the ranking of investments in renewable energy. These data confirm that the preference for this type of energy demand has been growing in recent years.