Challenges for biogas production and use in Brazil and lessons to learn from Denmark

S.T. Coelho, B.S. Carmo, J.B. Holm-Nielsen, Rikke Lybæk, V.P. Garcilasso, M. Mariano, J.F. Escobar

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Abstract

Nowadays, there are not so many experiences with biogas conversion to energy in Brazil. However, there are several initiatives from state governments aiming to incentivize the injection of biomethane into the natural gas grid. Recently, the Federal Regulatory Agency for Oil and Biofuels (ANP) has defined parameters for quality control of biomethane from landfills and sewage stations to be used in the transport sector, as well as for residential, industrial and commercial uses all over the country. On the other hand, a new Danish legislation from 2012 has formed a new growth momentum to upgrade and integrate biomethane in the natural gas grid for industrial and transportation utilisation. This experience and gained knowledge could be applied to the Brazilian scenario. We also analyse the feasibility of using co-digestion and integrate large-scale biogas plants to sugarcane mills, addressing the environmental issues that appear. This study shows that there is a need for further case studies and demonstration plants to overcome technological, political, economic and cultural challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPapers of the 26th European Biomass Conference : Setting the cource for a biobased economy
EditorsM. Persson, N. Scarlat, A Grassi, P. Helm
Number of pages2
Place of PublicationFlorenz
PublisherETA-Florence Renewable Energies
Publication date1 May 2018
Pages1493-1494
Chapter5BV.3.4
ISBN (Print)978-88-89407-18-9
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2018
Event26th European Biomass Conference: Setting the course for a biobased economy - Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Duration: 14 May 201817 May 2018
Conference number: 26th

Conference

Conference26th European Biomass Conference
Number26th
LocationBella Center
CountryDenmark
CityCopenhagen
Period14/05/201817/05/2018

Keywords

  • Biogass
  • biomass
  • Animal residues
  • Urban waste
  • Agro-industrial residues

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Coelho, S. T., Carmo, B. S., Holm-Nielsen, J. B., Lybæk, R., Garcilasso, V. P., Mariano, M., & Escobar, J. F. (2018). Challenges for biogas production and use in Brazil and lessons to learn from Denmark. In M. Persson, N. Scarlat, A. Grassi, & P. Helm (Eds.), Papers of the 26th European Biomass Conference: Setting the cource for a biobased economy (pp. 1493-1494). Florenz: ETA-Florence Renewable Energies.
Coelho, S.T. ; Carmo, B.S. ; Holm-Nielsen, J.B. ; Lybæk, Rikke ; Garcilasso, V.P. ; Mariano, M. ; Escobar, J.F. / Challenges for biogas production and use in Brazil and lessons to learn from Denmark. Papers of the 26th European Biomass Conference: Setting the cource for a biobased economy. editor / M. Persson ; N. Scarlat ; A Grassi ; P. Helm. Florenz : ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, 2018. pp. 1493-1494
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Coelho, ST, Carmo, BS, Holm-Nielsen, JB, Lybæk, R, Garcilasso, VP, Mariano, M & Escobar, JF 2018, Challenges for biogas production and use in Brazil and lessons to learn from Denmark. in M Persson, N Scarlat, A Grassi & P Helm (eds), Papers of the 26th European Biomass Conference: Setting the cource for a biobased economy. ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, Florenz, pp. 1493-1494, 26th European Biomass Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 14/05/2018.

Challenges for biogas production and use in Brazil and lessons to learn from Denmark. / Coelho, S.T.; Carmo, B.S.; Holm-Nielsen, J.B.; Lybæk, Rikke; Garcilasso, V.P.; Mariano, M.; Escobar, J.F.

Papers of the 26th European Biomass Conference: Setting the cource for a biobased economy. ed. / M. Persson; N. Scarlat; A Grassi; P. Helm. Florenz : ETA-Florence Renewable Energies, 2018. p. 1493-1494.

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Coelho ST, Carmo BS, Holm-Nielsen JB, Lybæk R, Garcilasso VP, Mariano M et al. Challenges for biogas production and use in Brazil and lessons to learn from Denmark. In Persson M, Scarlat N, Grassi A, Helm P, editors, Papers of the 26th European Biomass Conference: Setting the cource for a biobased economy. Florenz: ETA-Florence Renewable Energies. 2018. p. 1493-1494