Em mundo onde a sustentabilidade é cada vez mais relevante, a geração de energia com baixa pegada de carbono ganha visibilidade e projeção. Nesse cenário, o setor sucroalcooleiro brasileiro tem muito a contribuir para mitigar as emissões de Gases de Efeito Estufa (GEE). Segundo o presidente da Associação Brasileira do Biogás (ABiogás), Alessandro Gardemann, o potencial energético do biogás e do biometano é de mais de 100 milhões de m³ de gás por dia, o que poderia substituir quase 70% do diesel consumido no país. “E o melhor, 45% estão na cana-de-açúcar”, afirma o executivo, que falou sobre o assunto no oitavo episódio do CoperCast, o podcast da Copersucar.
O biogás é um combustível 100% vegetal, fruto da decomposição da matéria orgânica por bactérias. O processo na usina tem efeito similar à compostagem, mas, sem a presença de oxigênio, em vez de produzir somente gás carbônico, o resultado é um combustível que mistura metano e gás carbônico. Em sua produção, é possível utilizar insumos que antes eram descartados pelas usinas produtoras de açúcar e etanol de cana-de-açúcar.
Metano é a base do gás natural, existente no subsolo terrestre. O processo de produção nas usinas é controlado e renovável, evitando as emissões involuntárias desse gás no campo. “Purificamos o biogás e o transformamos em uma concentração de 97% de metano, que resulta no biometano”, explica Gardemann. Regulamentado pela Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis (ANP), o biogás pode ser vendido nos postos de combustíveis e injetado em gasodutos, além de abastecer as frotas de caminhões, por exemplo.
Além dos ganhos ambientais, a utilização do bagaço, da vinhaça, torta de filtro e da palha de cana-de-açúcar, subprodutos da produção da usina, permite estocar e operar biogás o ano inteiro, o que confere às usinas estabilidade e controle total do processo.
Projeto de biogás pioneiro e mais completo no Brasil
A usina Cocal, associada da Copersucar, está construindo no interior paulista a primeira unidade dedicada exclusivamente à produção de biogás do país. Gardemann não esconde a empolgação: “Instalada a 250 km de qualquer gasoduto, a usina utiliza linhaça, torta de filtro e palha no processo, opera o ano inteiro, gera energia elétrica e tem um gasoduto de 68 km, que liga Narandiba a Presidente Prudente”, informa o presidente da ABiogás. “É um projeto pioneiro e completo, que demonstra o potencial, a revolução que a gente pode fazer integrando o biogás na cana-de-açúcar”, declara.
A usina, que visa atender às cidades de Presidente Prudente e a vizinha Pirapozinho, já utiliza caminhões e tratores movidos a biometano. “É o primeiro sistema isolado do Brasil de biometano, levando gás verde para uma população que sequer recebia gás. Isso abre um novo espaço para o desenvolvimento industrial da região”, avalia Gardemann.
O gás natural de origem fóssil já move quase 500 mil caminhões na China e abastece veículos e equipamentos pesados nos Estados Unidos, na União Europeia, Ásia e no Oriente Médio. Segundo Alessandro Gardemann, é possível integrar o gás fóssil com o gás renovável no Brasil. “Precisamos criar uma infraestrutura de distribuição e logística, mas a tecnologia para uso de gás em veículos automotores e pesados já existe”, explica. “O biogás é uma fonte de energia limpa e eficiente, que tem um futuro promissor na matriz energética nacional.”
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This Policy comes into effect on November 26, 2020.
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I – Which Personal Data is collected and for what purpose is it treated?
Copersucar treats Personal Data, understood to be data that enable an individual to be identified or to become identifiable (“Personal Data” or “Data”).
Copersucar collects and treats Data on its various interfaces in the normal course of its business.
Thus, it collects the Personal Data of employees, customer representatives, partners, service providers, and suppliers etc. The list of data collected may include: Identification data, contact data, browsing data (cookies, IP addresses), geolocalization, devices, health data (this is considered sensitive Personal Data), biometric data and other data required from time to time for undertaking transactions under Copersucar’s responsibility. The list of data collected may vary according to the relationship existing between Copersucar and the owners.
II – Method and duration of the treatment
Most of the Personal Data that Copersucar processes provided directly by the owners for one of the following reasons:
All Personal Data collected is treated and stored for as long as necessary for complying with the purposes described in this Policy, as well as complying with the legal or regulatory obligations, also bearing in mind the occasional need to use it in legal, administrative or arbitration proceedings.
This, therefore, justifies the retention of Personal Data on our bases, under the same security and protection mechanisms employed in the case of Copersucar information.
III – Parent Company Contact Information
Additional Information, doubts or requests about this Policy can be clarified by the party in charge of protecting Personal Data, using the form available at e-mail address: https://privacy-central.securiti.ai/#/dsr/a176f0d7-3d78-443e-926c-4c304bd8618d or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or a letter to the following address: Avenida das Nações Unidas, No. 14261, Wing A-1, 12th floor, room 09, Postal Code: 04794-000 (care of Copersucar S.A.).
The party responsible for Copersucar is Certsys Tecnologia da Informação Ltda, a duly constituted company with its principal place of business at Rua Doutor Rafael de Barros, 209, Suite 132, Paraíso, São Paulo/SP Postal Code, enrolled with National Corporate Taxpayers Register (CNPJ) under no. 08.821.745/0001-23.
IV – Information about the shared use of data by the parent company and the purpose
Copersucar can share Personal Data with its subsidiary companies and suppliers, if necessary, when conducting its operations and/or meeting its obligations. This sharing involves establishing the parties’ rights and duties, so as to prevent Personal Data being used in a manner other than that stipulated by Copersucar and/or that violates the applicable privacy legislation.
In certain circumstances, at all times with due regard for prevailing legislation, Copersucar may be legally obligated to share Personal Data in response issues raised or legitimate requests.
V – Responsibility of the agents responsible for treatment
In treating Personal Data, Copersucar implements security measures considered sufficient for protecting it, such as:
Copersucar makes an effort to protect the Personal Data it handles, but there is no guarantee that this data is immune to improper access by unscrupulous persons.
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In this respect, users are recommended to take the necessary precautions surrounding the confidentiality of their Personal Data when using the site and the internet as a whole.
The function of the user’s password is to protect their account against it being used by third parties and, therefore, Copersucar always suggests: (i) that users use strong passwords that are solely for accessing the digital environments of Copersucar, (ii) that this password is never shared with third parties, limiting access to their computer and browser, and (iii) that users log off from their accounts after using the services.
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If we become aware that we have collected the Personal Data of someone under the age of 13 (thirteen), we will take reasonable measures to remove their Personal Data.
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IX – Amendments to this Policy
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X – Final provisions
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This Policy was last updated on November 26, 2020.