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Brazilian Biojetfuel Platform (BBP)

Objective

The objective of the Brazilian Biojetfuel Platform (BBP) is to structure a global collaborative initiative focused on biomass production, logistic optimization and distributed processing to support  the implementation effort of the Carbon Neutral Growth from 2020 (CNG2020).​


Category
Stakeholders Action Group

Value-chain step
All

Type of pathway
All

Starting time and duration
2012 -

Stakeholders
Fuel producers, feedstock producers, airlines, aircraft manufacturers, universities

Regional scope
National

Involved countries
Brazil

Status
On-going
Description

Launched during the Rio+20 Summit in June 2012, BBP was formally structured in August 2013 as an open, collaborative, feedstock agnostic, multi-process platform bringing together key stakeholders for the implementation of a highly integrated bio-jet fuel and renewable value-chain in Brazil. 


Short term actions include setting the initiative as the private sector interface for bilateral agreements on aviation biofuels and establish regular commercial flights to create demand for bio-jet fuel production in Brazil. It will use the DSHC production of Amyris in Brazil to start the deployment of low carbon flights in Brazil in 2014. BBP will also look at integrating family farming in pilot projects and in the Brazilian bio-jet fuel and renewables production chain.


For the medium term, BBP will promote key components for the development of sustainable alternative fuels: public policies, infrastructure and introduction of sustainable feedstock alternatives. The initiative seeks to implement a Platform Management System covering feedstock production, fuel production and fuel end-use, with a Carbon Footprint Management System.


In the longer term, BBP considers to develop strategic planning for concerted actions in the Americas and establish a Pan American Bio-jet fuel Initiative.


Curcas Diesel Brasil, the integrator of the Platform, is also coordinating  together with the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, the feasibility studies for a HEFA pilot project in the Southeastern Hub of Brazil. This pilot HEFA biorefinery unit will produce biojetfuel and renewable chemicals, and will be collocated at a plant in the Paraiba Valley. Colocation will reduce capital expenditure and time to market, and will also leverage on existing rail and truck facilities for the logistics of both feedstock and products. In the initial stage, the project will use animal fat, used cooking oil, macauba, jatropha and camelina as feedstocks. 


Partners

A Governance body with an Advisory Board and Steering Committee was elected to promote the necessary actions to implement the biojetfuel value chain in Brazil.


Advisory Board was set up with the following appointed members:

  • Mr. Adalberto Febeliano, ABEAR
  • Mr. Adilson Liebsch, UBRABIO
  • Mr. Al Bryant, BOEING
  • Mr. Gilberto Peralta, GE
  • Mr. Pedro Scorza, GOL Airlines

Steering Committee is composed of:

  • Mr. Donato Aranda, UFRJ (Technology)
  • Mr. Fernando Correa, Byogy (ATJ)
  • Mr. Jamil Macedo, IICA(Feedstock)
  • Mr. Mario Fontes, Camelina Company Brasil (Camelina)
  • Mr. Mike Lu, Curcas (coordinator/integration)
  • Mr. Rodrigo Gabizo (GE Aviation)
  • Mr. Santiago Giraldo, SGB (Jatropha)
  • Mr. Takashi Kono
  • Mr. Walfredo Linhares, Solazyme (DSHC)

Achievements to date

  • Promoted the first biojetfuel commercial flight in Brazil on October 23rd, 2013, Aviator’s Day in Brazil.

  • Structured the “Flying Green Program”, a carbon footprint offset program, to provide a collaborative framework for concrete actions to achieve the Carbon Neutral Growth goal from 2020 (CNG2020). The program was conceived to bring together stakeholders to develop “green hubs” integrating sustainable biomass production, logistic optimization a nd development of blending and fueling infrastructure to support low carbon flights of participating airlines. Leveraging on the fact that Brazil will be hosting both the World Cup and Olympic Games, and on the commercial Amyris DSHC production facilities, and the forthcoming Q2 commissioning of the Solazyme plant in Brazil, the Platform intends to launch this program on June 5th, 2014 (International Environment Day) to kick off the CNG2020 program in Brazil, with the aim of achieving a 1% blending target for 2015. Proposal is being made to make this program a global CNG2020 initiative towards a checkpoint milestone every two years, offering cumulative numbers of GHG emissions savings of the industry.
 


Contact information

Website: http://cdieselbr.com.br/


Coordinator: Mike Lu, Curcas Diesel Brazil LTDA -  mike.lu@cdieselbr.com.br​