ASI-managed Brazil Energy Programme contributes to the UN High Level Dialogue on Energy

Published on
June 23, 2021

In four Energy Compact side events this week, the Brazilian government presented its commitments to meet the goals of universal access to clean energy through biofuels and hydrogen. Clarissa Vargas, who is director of UK-funded BEP at the British embassy, was part of the discussions convened by RenovaBio, the Brazilian carbon credit scheme. She spoke about BEP’s crucial work in developing of a certifiable chain of custody model for grains.

Clarissa described how the BEP chain of custody work could promote the carbono reduction goals of RenovaBio and accelerate Brazil’s energy transition. The chain of custody of grains is a BEP project to trace the source and inputs of biofuels from field to fuel. It will help RenovaBio to reinforce Brazil’s leading role in renewables, and especially in the biofuels sector.

Working very closely with ANP (National Oil&Gas Agency), Clarissa said BEP is looking at the most effective way to implement the chain of custody of grains for the production of biofuels - mainly soil biodiesel and corn ethanol. This work is designed to “improve security of source of grains tracking information, from the fields to the mills, contributing to transparency as well as the development of the sector,” she said, adding that the chain of custody work would also encourage smaller producers to benefit from joining the RenovaBio scheme.