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Analysis: Brazil could be its own “OPEC” of SAF production, the aviation biofuel

By Marcos Tosi*

In the race to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, a new global market is rapidly emerging, that of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Natural resources place Brazil in a privileged situation comparable to Saudi Arabia's current geopolitical role for oil.

In a relatively short time, as early as 2027, airplanes will not be able to take off between various international destinations if they do not offset emissions by buying carbon credits or if a minimum blend of SAF does not fuel them.

This biofuel can be produced either from agricultural and forestry residues, vegetable oils, animal fats, and . . .

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