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Renewable Energy Yearbook 2011

Renergy FNP, 1st Edition

By Agra FNP Research

CRC Press

432 pages

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The intensive exploration of natural resources has begun to take a heavy toll on the environment, economic models appear to have been worn out, and major cultural and technological transformations are underway. The energy issue is particularly important in the context of the technological and economic transformations that are in progress and which will be consolidated in the near future. In the search for environmental sustainability, renewable energy is the key. Brazil, with its potential in terms of available agricultural land, excellent weather conditions, and considerable levels of specific technological development, stands out as a target for investment and great opportunity in the sector.

The 2011 Brazilian Renewable Energy Yearbook - Renergy, in its first edition, maps out the renewable energy sector in Brazil, identifying potential, obstacles, and perspectives. Besides the now traditional ethanol and biodiesel, this yearbook presents a structured and holistic vision of an economic sector that will create profound transformation in the global economy. Renowned professionals have written technical articles on the role played by biomass, small hydroelectric plants and wind and solar energy in Brazil's energy matrix. Other points, such as logistical challenges and investments in land for greenfield projects are also presented. Information and analysis can also be found on biofuels, carbon credits, and governmental policy on other continents, as well as, finally, energetic analysis.

The Renewable Energy Yearbook is a strategic planning tool which, in providing the most reliable information, will be of great use to investors, professionals in the area, researchers, academics, and others. English and Portuguese bi-lingual edition; available in hardback and CD-ROM.

Table of Contents

1. Energy Matrix

The evolution of the energy matrix

Bioenergy, climate changes and carbon market potential

Petroleum outlook

EU needs biofuels, but is reluctant to accept the new world paradigms

A new variable in land prices formation

Map of Brazil

Economic and energetic overview / Energy external dependence

Primary energy production (renewable x non renewable) / Domestic energy supply

Total of primary energy

Total of secondary sources

Electricity supply and demand

Public utility power plants

Self production power plants

Final energy consumption by source

Energy final demand by sector

2. Energy Prices

Exchange Rate / Petroleum (Brent) U$$ / Petroleum (WTI) US$

Current average prices of energy sources /

Current average prices of energy sources (TEP) / Prices ratio of the energy sources

Gasoline (distributor) by state R$

Gasoline (pump) by state R$

Gasoline (distributor) by state US$

Gasoline (pump) by state US$

Hydrous ethanol (distributor) by state R$

Hydrous ethanol (pump) by state R$

Hydrous ethanol (distributor) by state US$

Hydrous ethanol (pump) by state US$

Hydrous ethanol - mill R$

Anhydrous ethanol - mill R$

Hydrous ethanol - mill US$

Anhydrous ethanol - mill US$

Diesel (distributor) by state R$

Diesel (pump) by state R$

Diesel (distributor) by state US$

Diesel (pump) by state US$

NGV (distributor) by state R$

NGV (pump) by state R$

NGV (distributor) by state US$

NGV (pump) by state US$

LPG (distributor) by state R$

LPG (pump) by state R$

LPG (distributor) by state US$

LPG (pump) by state US$

Charcoal by state R$

Charcoal by state US$

Electric energy - average rates - by region R$

Electric energy - average rates - by region US$

3. Ethanol

Overview of the markets of sugar and ethanol

Production costs of sugar and ethanol in the 2009/10 harvest

Ethanol in Brazil, the vision of the producers

Agroindustrial logistics requires information integration

United States ethanol limits

Ethanol supply and demand / Anhydrous ethanol supply and demand / Hydrous ethanol supply and demand

Sugarcane area (IBGE)

Sugarcane production (IBGE)

Sugarcane yield (IBGE)

Sugarcane area (CONAB)

Sugarcane production (CONAB)

Sugarcane yield (CONAB)

Sugarcane production (UNICA)

Ethanol production (UNICA)

Hydrous ethanol production (UNICA)

Anhydrous ethanol production (UNICA)

Sugar production (UNICA)

Ethanol production mix

Gasoline A production by state

Gasoline C sales by state

Hydrous ethanol sales by state

Anhydrous ethanol sales by state

Ratio - production/sales - anhydrous ethanol

Ratio - production/sales - hydrous ethanol

Vehicle registration by fuel type / Motorcycles sales by type of fuel /

Number of vehicles converted to NGV

Anhydrous ethanol stocks - total and available / Hydrous ethanol stocks - total and available

Yearly sugar and ethanol exports - main countries

Monthly sugar and ethanol exports

Sugarcane prices - SP and PR (mill, farmgate and TRS) R$

Sugarcane prices - SP and PR (mill, farmgate and TRS) US$

Corn area in the US

Corn production in the US$

Ethanol - production, sales, stocks and imports in the US$

Corn and ethanol Prices - CBOT / Corn supply and demand in the US (historical and projection)

Map - Brazilian sugarcane mills

Map - US ethanol mills

4. Biodiesel

Lack of raw material should delay the B10

The US biodiesel industry: rends and challenges ahead

Is biodiesel a real sustainable solution?

Main vegetables feedstock for biodiesel

Soybean area and production

Cotton area and production

Sunflower area and production

Castor beans area and production

Peanut area and production

Palm area and production

Tallow potential production / Feedstock use for biodiesel production

Soybean supply and demand (grain, meal and oil)

Biodiesel production by state

Biodiesel production by mill

Diesel production by state

Biodiesel sales by state

Diesel sales by state

Yearly exports - biodiesel, soybean grain and soybean oil - main countries

Monthly exports - biodiesel, soybean meal and soybean oil

Soybean grain prices by state - R$

Soybean grain prices by state - US$

Soybean oil prices by state - R$

Soybean oil prices by state - US$

Cotton seeds prices - R$

Cotton seeds prices - US$

Peanut prices by states - R$ and US$

São Paulo Castor bean oil prices - R$ and US$

São Paulo tallow prices - R$ and US$

Overview of biodiesel auctions

Map - Brazilian biodiesel mills

5. Biogas, vegetable coal, wood and other biomasses

Biomass has great potential to grow in energy generation

The sugar cane energy is equivalent to three Belo Monte plants

Firewood supply and demand

Charcoal supply and demand / Coal coke supply and demand

Sugarcane bagasse supply and demand / Black liquor supply and demand

Biomass consumption by sector / Pine and eucalyptus plantations

Firewood production (extraction plant data)

Firewood production (forestry data)

Round wood production (extraction plant data)

Round wood production (forestry data)

Charcoal production (extraction plant data)

Charcoal production (forestry data)

Charcoal consumption by state and segment /Pig-Iron production by state and segment

Conventional thermal electric power generation

Emergency thermal electric power generation

Emergency thermal electric power thermal

Thermal electric power generation - Proinfa / Peanut biomass potential production

Palm biomass potential production

Coconut biomass potential production

Sugarcane biomass potential production

Forestry biomass potential production

Pork Biomass Potential Production

Yearly charcoal exports - main countries / Yearly charcoal imports - main countries / Yearly raw wood exports - main countries

Monthly charcoal exports / Monthly charcoal imports / Monthly raw wood exports

Map - Brazilian biomass plants

Map - Thermoelectric power plants in Brazil

6. Other renewable energy sources

Small hydropower plants have prospect of continued growth

Geotechnology and wind energy

Ethanol and hydrogen form a partnership with future in Brazil

The good and inexhaustible energy heat that comes form the sun

Hydraulic energy supply and demand / Electric power generation - Proinfa - hydro and wind

Electric power generation - hydraulic

Electric energy natural affluent

Main reservoirs useful volume

Map - Brazilian wind potential

Map - Wind velocity in Brazil

Map - Solar radiation variation in Brazil

Map - Hydroelectric potential (based on river flow measures)

Map – Hydroelectric power plants and hydrometric stations

7. Directory

Hydroelectric power plants ranking

Small hydroelectric power plants ranking

Biodiesel companies ranking

Ethanol mills ranking

Company directory

About the Author

Agra FNP ( is the leading business information provider and consultancy in the Brazilian agriculture, livestock, agro-industrial and energy sectors. Founded in 1990 as a consultancy and information service for technical aspects of agricultural and livestock activities in Brazil, it has expanded its activities and client scope to international coverage, offering new information methodologies and macro-economic studies focused on local and international issues. Coming forth from its consultancy, business intelligence and periodicals activities, Agra FNP offers various yearbooks and daily, weekly and monthly newsletters, covering specific crops and livestock activities, land prices, crop economics and commodity prices.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Energy
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Power Resources / Alternative & Renewable