Brazil has a large amount of biomass stock available in the country. Last year, Brazil accounted for over 20 billion MWh of power generation through biomass. With its lush green forests spread over 6.3 million hectares of land which basically consists of pine and eucalyptus has set Brazil with abundance in biomass feedstock. Hydroelectric power and natural gas dominate Brazil’s electricity generation capacity.
Brazil’s total installed renewable power capacity was 14GW in 2011, including the key renewable sectors being ethanol, biomass, and small hydroelectric power leading the country’s renewable power supply. Historically, hydroelectric power has dominated Brazil’s electricity supply, with more than 80% of electricity being fed into the grid.
Brazil’s most abundant biomass feedstock is sugarcane, which makes cogeneration the most viable biomass technology for installation across the country. Brazil has abundant forest residues, which can be used as a source for electricity generation in Brazil. Currently, the majority of Brazil’s sugarcane is grown in the north east region around Sao Paulo. The surplus electricity generated from the existing sugar factories in Brazil is fed to the power grid. Biomass power plant size is often driven by biomass availability in close proximity as transport costs of the (bulky) fuel play a key factor in the plant's economics. It has to be noted, however, that rail and especially shipping on waterways can reduce transport costs significantly, which has led to a global biomass market.
Across Brazil, the total investments in additional installed generation capacity are estimated to reach $103.8 billion by 2019, including 25% to be set aside for investment in new renewable energy projects across Brazil. Brazil’s government may continue to promote market for biomass feedstock, driven by the prospect of the dependence on fossil fuels for electricity generation.
Currently, Brazil’s government does not have in place a Feed-in Tariff to promote biomass power generation - due to a lack of finances. Going forward, Brazil will likely continue to depend on government support mechanisms including incentives and subsidies to encourage the use of renewable resources including biomass power, driving installed biomass power capacity.
In this industry scenario Taiyou Research analyzes the Biomass Industry in Brazil. The report, Biomass Industry in Brazil, contains the following:
LI>An introduction to what is biomass and the various conversion processes for biomass to energy. Environmental impact of using biomass is also analyzed.
An analysis of the challenges facing the global power industry and why the world needs biomass power. We analyze the global electricity market through electricity net generation and installed electricity capacity. Importance of renewable resources is analyzed along with installed electricity from renewable sources. The use of biomass for generating energy is looked at along with the likely fall in prices of biomass power.
Outlook for the global biomass industry including an outlook for the global electricity market, outlook for the global renewables sector, outlook for the global biomass power market, and an outlook for the global biomass resource.
Moving to the biomass power industry in Brazil, we analyze the industry profile, market statistics, biomass feedstock in the country, biomass industry regulations, competition in the industry including the major industry players, and an industry forecast.
An analysis of the major players in the biomass industry in Brazil is included. Players are analyzed through a company overview, an analysis of their businesses, and a SWOT analysis.
Taiyou Research’s report on the Biomass Industry in Brazil is a complete analytical presentation of this high growth industry. "