Online event takes place on October 11, 2023 from 9 a.m.; registration is free
Currently, bioenergy (energy from bio-based sources) provides 13-14% of the total global energy consumption. Modern bioenergy is expected to meet at least 15% energy demand in Net Zero Scenario of IEA. In this context, sugar sector value chain in developing countries has become significant. Sugar cane, apart being feedstock for sugar production, is also can supply energy and number of other valuable products including ethanol.
Sugar cane is thus a valuable crop for developing countries in reducing dependence of imported fossil fuels for their energy needs both in electricity and transport sectors.
The concept of Biorefinery holds the potential to transform various biomass resources into a wide range of valuable products, including electricity, biofuels, bioplastics, biochemicals, and more. Biorefineries have a pivotal role towards reducing our dependence on fossil fuel resources and mitigating the environmental impacts of traditional industries. Biorefinery is an important tool to ensure transition from a linear economy to a Circular Economy (CE).
In the above context, the Council on Ethanol Clean Cooking (CECC) together with LNBR/CNEPM (Brazilian Biorenewables National Laboratory/ Brazilian Center for Research in Energy and Materials) are organizing a webinar on the concept of biorefineries and the significance of sustainability assessments as well as planning for sugar and biofuel industries.
Purpose of the webinar
The purpose of this webinar is to share successful experiences of Brazil’s sugar and ethanol industry- one of the major sugar cane producer in the world. The webinar will introduce the concepts of biorefineries, circular economy and sustainable planning principle for biofuels sector development.
It will also explore the importance of regional aspects for biomass production and facility location to better evaluate sustainable production chains. Additionally, it will present the methodologies used and case studies from Brazil.
How to participate
Webinar: Planning for Sustainable Biofuel Industries
Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2023 | Time: 09:00 (Brasília Time)
Organized by: Council on Ethanol Clean Cooking (CECC) and LNBR/CNPEM
Register for the webinar here: https://events.teams.microsoft.com/event/e1a113e1-3ae7-4467-a6e6-e7629567cbed@426a4931-ec5c-4fcb-9d10-3363ebdf9280
If you have any questions, please contact the CECC Secretariat at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About the Council on Ethanol Clean Cooking (CECC)
The Council on Ethanol Clean Cooking (CECC) was launched at COP 27 in Egypt jointly by Mali, Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Kenya is a multi-stakeholder platform of developing country members, development partners and industry experts to share technical information and experience, including best practices so as to create a sustainable ethanol industry and associated value-chains in member countries. It engages with developing countries (especially the high impact countries) on the topic of ethanol for clean cooking to increase their awareness, capacities, strengthen their ambition, and lead them towards achieving SDG 7 goal and meeting NDC commitments. Since it’s launch, 15 Countries confirmed membership (Kenya, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Madagascar, Mali, Sierra Leone, Lao PDR, Nigeria, Ghana, São Tomé and Príncipe, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Chad, Sri Lanka and Eswatini). Confirmed Institutional and technical partners include the Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA), SEforALL, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants (CCAC), FAO/GBEP, Pivot Clean Energy, IEA Biofuture platform, Centre for Energy Planning-NIPE University of Campinas UNICAMP, ePure, Project Gaia, BIOTEC and IICA (Interamerican Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture).