Record Brazilian sugarcane bioelectricity generation in May

The volume of energy generated by biomass power plants grew 15% and reached the highest amount for the last five years.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The volume of bioelectricity generated in Brazil in May this year was the highest in the last five years for the period, according to data from the Chamber for the Commercialization of Electricity (CCEE).

Biomass thermoelectric plants, which use sugarcane bagasse as the main raw material, produced 4,255 average MW, an amount that also represented 33% of the energy supply produced by all thermoelectric plants in the month.

On June 22, the Ministry of Mines and Energy published Decree 527, opening for public consultation guidelines for additional supply of electricity generation from biomass thermal power . . .

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