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Just before carnival begins, the annual G-STIC sustainability conference will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A special session on the use of biomass to produce sustainable chemicals and other materials will be organised on 14 February.
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Brazil started biobased production in the 1970s. Today, it is still a forerunner in this industry and the world’s largest producer of bioethanol. There are huge sugarcane and eucalyptus plantations on land far away from the fragile Amazon, which are being used to set up a strong fibre and chemical industry. Brazil’s expertise in the bioeconomy is attracting a lot of attention because of its potential role in stabilising global climate change.

G-STIC’s special session will dive deeper into Brazil’s biobased industry and the future of bioproducts as facilitators of climate neutrality and circularity, with distinguished speakers including Marcello Brito (CEO, CBKK), Marcelo Coelho dos Santos Muguet Soares (Klabin) Bibiana Rubini (Director Research Development and Bioeconomy, CPMC), Antonio Queiroz (Vice President Innovation, Technology and Sustainable Development, Braskem), Matteus Schreiner (Director Energy Transition and Investment, Raizen), Cesar Bonine (Manager IP & Innovation Process, Suzano). The session will be moderated by Ludo Diels (Senior advisor sustainable chemistry, VITO).

G-STIC can be attended online free of charge. Check the calendar for more information and registration.

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