7. Sao Paulo state, Brazil

Stage: EVALUATE

Operation: 2013 - 2014

Capacity: 20 000 tonnes/year

Capture Facility: Ethanol production

Capture Type: High purity source

Transport Type: Pipeline

Storage Type: Saline aquifer

The Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology is, together with private partners, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), evaluating a BECCS demonstration project in the state of Sao Paulo.

In this project the concept of BECCS is applied to the Brazilian sugar cane ethanol industry, in a typical small scale ethanol biofuel production plant.

As part of the project, the regulatory aspects of CCS in Brasil will also be addressed in order to facilitate subsequent projects. The project will also serve as a platform for knowledge dissemination to local stakeholders, as well as technology transfer of CCS and BECCS and provide additional competency in these areas for Brazil.

Figure 19 Sugar cane ready for harvest in Sao Paulo state. Photo courtesy of Mariordo