Pierre Perrin-Monlouis Dernière mise à jour: 20 octobre 2021
This Monday (11/17), the President of Petrobras Biocombustível, Alan Kardec, attended the 1st International Conference no Biofuels, in São Paulo, scheduled to be held through November 21. The executive took part in the first plenary session of the event, and shared the debate on “Biofuels and Power Safety: transition in the energy matrix; source diversification; access universalization” with international specialists.
Among other issues, the plenary session dealt with matters such as cooperation among countries that produce biofuels and those that explore oil; biofuels as an energy alternative for the auto sector; and production partnerships in Africa. The President of Petrobras Biocombustível highlighted the tripartite partnership model, in which Petrobras, with all of its visibility, positive image in the market, and its logistics and marketing network, works with domestic producers, who contribute with their expertise, and international partners, who guarantee market share and participate in product production.
“Because of the jobs it generates and of the contribution it makes to environmental preservation, the social and environmental advantages afforded by biofuel production are as important as the economic ones,” said Kardec, who drew the audience’s attention to the effects barriers and subsidies have in the sector by inhibiting countries that are able to produce ethanol and making it more difficult to diversify the power sources. According to the executive, “biofuels are one of the solutions for the environmental problems and will contribute to global energy safety.”
Organized by the Cabinet and by the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the 1st International Conference on Biofuels is bringing together heads of State, public authorities, the scientific and academic community, the private initiative, the civil society and NGOs to debate issues such as energy safety, sustainable production and use, agriculture and industrial processing, in addition to matters connected to technical specifications and standards, international trade, climate changes and the future of biofuels. The event is taking place parallelly to the 1st International Biofuel Exhibition, in which Petrobras is participating with a stand where Company and Transpetro representatives are available to answer questions.
On the 18th (Tuesday), at 3 PM, Petrobras’ director for Gas & Energy, Maria das Graças Foster, will be present at the “Biofuels & Sustainability: food safety, income generation; challenges for ecosystems” plenary session, moderated by former Environment Minister Marina Silva.
To register and for more details on the event, access http://www.biofuels2008.mre.gov.br/.
Event: 1st International Biofuels Exhibition/1st International Conference on Biofuels
Location: Hotel Hyatt – Avenida das Nações Unidas – São Paulo/SP
Date: November 17-21 2008
Opening: November 17, at 3 PM
The exhibition and plenary sessions are open to the public.