There is an enormous potential for sugarcane bioelectricity in Brazil, since the country is able to reach 134 million MWh / year or 15,300 MW by 2020. This is equivalent to more than three times what the Belo Monte power plant will be capable of producing. That is the conclusion of the Bioelectricity manager of Unica , Zilmar de Souza.
"Achieving this potential generation in 2020 would prevent nearly 40 million tons of CO2 per year, or more than two and a half times the total emissions of greenhouse gases in São Paulo," he says.
According to Antonio de Padua Rodrigues, interim president of Unica, this potential is still asleep and will only be made possible through a joint effort involving business and public sector.