The energy transition to a low carbon economy is required to meet the goals established in the Paris Agreement, mitigate climate impacts and maintain the Earth’s rise in temperature under 2ºC, but it brings different challenges for each sector.
The use of low carbon footprint biofuels contributes and plays an important role in this transition, particularly in the transportation sector, but also potentially in other areas, such as the industrial sector.
The carbon footprint of a product, also known as carbon intensity (CI), is the accounting/balance of greenhouse gases emitted and captured during its production process and use/consumption, in addition to the reuse and/or recycling process for certain products.
At FS, the commitment to produce low-carbon biofuel is already a reality. We use second-crop corn, which is grown without competing with other crops and with no marginal use of land. Favorable climatic and soil conditions in Mato Grosso allow producers to intersperse corn and soybean crops during the same harvest season and in the same planting area, without the need for new ones.