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Making the most of waste: Brazil’s biomass cogeneration capacity expected to hit 1.1GW in 2024

By District Energy posted 05-28-2024 14:15

  

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Summary

Inflows of electricity to the Brazilian grid from biomass-fired cogeneration plants reached 2,588GWh in the first quarter of 2024, up 8% from the same period 2023.

The figure comes from electric power trading chamber CCEE, and was compiled by cogeneration industry association Cogen.

In total, cogeneration in commercial operation in Brazil is 20.9GW, or 10.3% of the national electricity matrix. 

BNamericas spoke to Leonardo Caio Filho, Cogen's technical and regulatory director, about the outlook for the segment.

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