According to Minister Bento Albuquerque, RenovaBio is a State and a Government policy in Brazil

by Erasmo Carlos Battistella

Everyone involved with the theme of biodiesel in Brazil is aware of the importance of the National Biofuel Policy (RenovaBio), instituted by Law No. 13,576 / 2017, for the construction of the pillars that will ensure that Brazil can fulfil the commitments established under the Paris Agreement and the national emission reduction targets for the fuel matrix, defined by the Resolution of the National Energy Policy Council (CNPE), of the Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME).

In this period of combating the pandemic and facing the challenges of managing the economic impacts of the crisis, representatives of the biofuels sector are holding an important banner for not going back on the advances achieved and which made the country a reference for the development of a sustainable energy matrix, with positive effects for the entire chain, considering the acquisition of raw materials from family farming, the industrialization of soybeans and the supply of food.

In a meeting held on May 26th, by videoconference with the Brazilian Minister of Mines and Energy, Bento Albuquerque, I was very pleased to hear the confirmation that RenovaBio has a special attention for being a State and a Government policy.

The construction of a policy of biofuel was the result of hard work involving public and private agents for many years. Bento Albuquerque recognizes that the country is an international reference in this field. More than adopting emergency measures and applying them in a moment of crisis, it is necessary that none of them disregard Brazilian environmental policy.

I am happy because we are on the right track.

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