To set up a pool of highly professional entities toorganize the bio-diesel production chain based on Jatrophacurcas feedstock (from soil to oil)promoting sustained development and povertyalleviation, creating opportunities and a new model forthe intensive and extensive use of the energy biomasspotential of Brazil.Main focus: most vulnerable region of Brazil: Semi-arid,particularly, Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys, in the MinasGerais, Bahia and Espírito Santo States (Meso Vale)goalFinal target: to consolidate a socially responsible and state-of-artbiodiesel holding industry in Brazil in partnership with BIOVALEENERGY, a recently set up Brazilian corporation for this purpose.
“Take joint actions and improve efforts to work togetherat all levels to improve access to reliable and affordableenergy services for sustainable development sufficient tofacilitate the achievement of the MDGs, including theGoal of halving the proportion of people in poverty by2015, and as a means to generate other important servicesthat mitigate poverty, bearing in mind that access toenergy facilitates the eradication of poverty”( Summit on Sustainable Development in theJohannesburg Plan of Implementation )vision
As a socially responsible corporation, we commit to the following :1. We will incorporate ESG (Environment, social responsibility and CorporateGovernance) issues into general management, investment and decision-making processes.2. We will be active managers and incorporate ESG issues into our managementand investment policies and practices.3 We will seek appropriate disclosure on ESG issues in our management and inthe entities in which we invest and/or attract investment.4. We will promote acceptance and implementation of the Principles within ourorganization.5. We will mobilize to enhance our effectiveness in implementing the Principles.6. We will report on our activities and progress towards implementing thePrinciples.Principles Commitments for Responsible ManagementIn compliance with UN General Secretary initiativeUNEP – Finance Initiative – UN Global Compact
As a socially responsible organization, we have a duty to act in thebest long-term interests of our beneficiaries and partners.In this fiduciary role, we believe that environmental, social, andcorporate governance (ESG) issues can affect our ability to attractinvestment.We also recognize that applying these Principles may better align thebeneficiaries with broader objectives of societyIn signing the Principles, we publicly commit to adopt andimplement them, where consistent with our responsibilities.We also commit to evaluate the effectiveness and improve thecontent of the Principles over time.We believe this will improve our ability to meet commitments tobeneficiaries as well as better align our investment activities withthe broader interests of society.Principles Commitments for Responsible Management
The main objective of the Hub is to bring capabilities of the variousstakeholders involved in the bio-diesel production chain, both in Brazil andabroad providing resources and diffusing knowledge to the linked firms.The benefits provided through such linkages are of great significance becauseof the complimentary capabilities among the stakeholders.Linkages with foreign organizations can be a great driver of dynamism andcompetitiveness to develop effectively and rapidly the Brazilian bio-dieselprogram. The foreign firms benefit from linkages are reduced costs, localmarket and product intelligence and enhanced assets (UNCTAD 2001).MINASINVEST´s interventions, as a leading IPA (Investment promotion agency)are important to the extent that investors believe that an enterprising IPA canassist them in identifying and introducing reliable local firms andorganizations with whom the investors can partner.The linkage envisages upgrading domestic enterprises; facilitating thetransfer of technology, knowledge and skills; improving business andmanagement practices; and facilitating access to finance and markets.Linking the various stakeholders
the price ofcrude oil tripledbetween early2002 and mid-2005 whilenatural gasreaches a levelsix times greaterthan ten yearsearlier.Market scenario and prospectsSource: GTZ/WorldWatch Institute
energy companies have not invested in buildingenough refinery capacity to meet the growing level ofworld demand. World oil production has gone up by 40%in the past 20 years while refinery capacity has onlygone up 15%.the oil reserves discovered between 1950 and 1980 are being run down.companies havenot been able tofind enough newoil and gas fieldsto replace theexhausting ones.Oil is beingpumped out ofthe ground threetimes faster thanit is beingreplaced by newoil finds.The growing gapSource: GTZ/WorldWatch Institute
"There are not enough large-scale projects in the developmentpipeline right now to offset declining production in mature oil fieldsand to meet global demand growth beyond 2007". (Chris Skrebowski,the editor of the Petroleum Review )The total amount ofenergy that the worldgets from oil and gaswill begin to declineafter 2010.Will oil prices rise further?Source: GTZ/WorldWatch Institute
The global demand for oil is increasing by just over 2%every year at present.This increase in demand added to the gap being createdby the declining supply, implies new energy sources eachyear equivalent to 4-5 per cent of the worlds current oilproduction:around 1,800 million barrels of oil a year.In 2015, when world gas output ceases to increase tomeet the its growing demand , the new energy sourceswould have to increase the annual rate at which they grewby another 900 million barrels.What alternative sources to fill the gap?Source: GTZ/WorldWatch Institute
What will be the effect on the global economy?a fall in global oil output will causethe global economy to collapse.Source: GTZ/WorldWatch Institute
The only truly sustainable energy sources are those basedon the flow of energy from the sun: solar, hydro, wind,wave, biomass.These flows are very large in comparison with humankindsuse of energy.Renewable sources can therefore meet all the worldsenergy needs, both now and in the future.The amount of energy supplied by renewable sourcescould be 120 times its present level .What alternative sources to fill the gap?The problem is to develop these sourcesquickly enough to fill the gap as it opens up.Source: GTZ/WorldWatch Institute
The world is on the verge ofunprecedented growth in theproduction and use of biofuels , byvirtue of:Rising oil prices, national securityconcerns, the desire to increase farmincomes, and a host of new andimproved technologies .The two most prevalent biofuels areethanol and biodiesel.World production of ethanol morethan doubled between 2000 and 2005,while production of biodieselquadrupled.Biofuels: a Booming Industry
Biofuels: a Booming IndustryBrazil and United Statesdominate the world ethanolproduction and use.The European Union, andGermany in particular,dominates world biodieselproduction and use.
Biofuel productionhas becomesubstantially moreefficient over the last25 years as Brazil andthe United Stateshave scaled up theirindustries.Such incrementalgains are likely tocontinue for years tocome.New Technologies, New GainsHowever, the greatest potential for biofuels lies in thedevelopment of new technologies that will significantly expandthe range of biomass feedstock, increase conversion efficiencies,and lower production costs.
Biofuels – the emerging solution foreveryone“ Only in the Sun Country occurs the magnificent encounterof the solar irradiation with the water, which generates astunning energetic profusion in its soil. This energy is aheritage inherent to the Brazilian people and so it should beexploited and used to promote its social and economicdevelopment.” Artur Augusto AlvesThe ability to grow energy crops in addition to food crops couldtransform agriculture more profoundly than any development sincethe green revolution - helping to achieve the United Nations’Millennium Development GoalsBrazil: the biomass source
In modern economies, large scale poverty imposes an enormouseconomic loss, wasting the talents and energies of hundreds ofmillions of people , diverted from socially productive activities thatcould create wealth for society to the struggle for mere survival.our challangeThe partnershipsshould be at theglobal level, at thecountry level withnationalstakeholders andexternal partnersacting together,the private sectorand civil-societyinstitutionscollaborating tocreate conditionsthat emancipatepoor groups.But the fundamental partnership, andultimately the only one that counts, is with thepoor themselves. They have the talents, theskills and the knowledge of their ownenvironment.
One of the main benefits of biofuels is their potential to increasefarm incomes and strengthen rural economies. The World Bankreports that biofuel industries require about 100 times more workersper unit of energy produced than the fossil fuel industry.In 2004, the Brazilian sugarcane sector was responsible for 1 millionjobs (direct)/4 million (indirect) corresponding to the production of350 million tonnes of cane (UNICA, 2003 and Goldemberg, 2003).The dispersed nature of agriculture makes it unlikely that biofuelproduction will become as centralized as the oil industry.In the focused region of the project (Jequitinhonha & Mucuri Valleys)the access to modern forms of energy is limited or absent. Anorchastrated pool of competences involved in the biodieselproduction chain can help provide income and clean, accessibleenergy that is vital for rural development and poverty alleviation.Biofuels: A New Future for Rural Communities
Most poor households in developingcountries lack access to modernfuels. They instead rely on traditionalbiomass fuels like cropwaste,dung, and wood to meet theirbasic energy needs.When used with inefficient devices theselow-quality fuels often result in harmfulhealth and environmental impacts.The order of fuels on the energy laddercorresponds to their efficiency and‘cleanliness’ at end use.Although modern fuels tend to be morecostly, they do provide people with fargreater opportunities for incomegeneration.Energy & prosperityClimbing the energy ladder towards moremodern fuels, therefore, is a challengemost poor people in developing countriesmust face in order to improve theiroverall standard of living.Source: REN 21/2006
There is an empiricalbasis to the relationshipbetween access tomodern energy andhuman development.Energy is strongly linkedto human development.No country in moderntimes has substantiallyreduced poverty withouta massive increase in itsuse of energy and/or ashift to efficient energysources.energy link to overall human developmentSource: REN 21/2006
In general, biofuels have a solidly positive GHG balance. Energy cropshave the potential to reduce GHG emissions by more than 100 percent(relative to petroleum fuels) because such crops can also sequester carbonin the soil as they grow.Large deforested areas could be recovered by crops producingvegetable oils in order to produce biofuels.Even with subsidies, the economic savings with biofuels from avoided oilimports are considerable: between 1975 and 1987, ethanol saved Brazil$10.4 billion in foreign exchange while costing the government $9 billionin subsidies. This investment paid off even more in subsequent years:studies show that from 1976–2004, Brazil’s ethanol production substitutedfor oil imports worth $60.7 billion—or as much as $121.3 billion includingthe avoided interest that would have been paid on foreign.Further benefits
Renewable energy will have to supply a greater share of the worldsenergy requirements.It is estimated that the market for clean energy technologies couldbe worth $1.9 trillion by 2020. The financial sector has a key role toplay in developing and promoting this market.In the next 25 years, the world will consume all that has beenproduced in fossil oils so far.The world´s dramatic increment for fuels should be supplied by bio-fuels.In the future, In the short run, ETHANOL and BIO-DIESEL are themain bio-fuels.Renewable energy is both a solution and a businessopportunity; BUSINESS AS AN AGENT OF WORLD BENEFITRET OPPORTUNITIES
Biodiesel - a Mutual Profitable PartnershipAs oil prices and environmental concerns have risen in the past fewyears, investment in new biofuel facilities has mushroomed in Brazil.The Brazilian National Program for use and production wasincorporated in the Brazilian energy matrix by Law nr 11.097/2005 .Large trans-national corporations, as ADM, have already startedinvesting in biodiesel projects in BrazilThe crop area required to produce the blend of initial mandatory2% of biodiesel will be 1.5 million hectares, equivalent to only 1% ofthe total acreage under crops or available for agriculture throughoutBrazil (150 million hectares).BIOVALE ENERGY: YOUR PARTNER IN BRAZIL – FROM INCEPTION TO CONCEPTION
Brazilian ethanol´s use and productionPRODUCTION CAPACITY: 18 billion liters/yearPRODUCTION: 15 billion liters/year (seed/2004/2005)EXPORTATION: 2.4 billion liters in 2004SUGAR CANE PLANTED AREA: 5.6 million hectaresPOTENTIAL FOR AGRICULTURAL EXPANSION IN BRAZIL:90 million hectares of arable lands – Without any forest removalINTEGRATED PRODUCTION OF SUGAR AND ETHANOL:Provide production flexibilityUTILIZATION OF ETHANOL IN VEHICLES IN BRAZIL:Automobiles, light commercials, motor-cycles and aircraftsFlexible Fuel light vehicles: reached 37% of internal market sales in2005
The Nacional Programfor use and productionof Biodiesel (PNPB) isa Federal Inter-ministerial programwith an aim atimplementing asustaineddevelopment ,technically andeconomically. Theemphasis lies on socialinclusion andemployment/wealthgeneration andregional developmentBrazilian National Plan for Biodiesel
Brazil has ideal conditions for becoming a major world producer ofbiodiesel. It has a vast amount of arable land, part of which is notsuitable for food crops but has the right soil and climate forgrowing a range of oilseeds.Biodiesel will make Brazil a global benchmark in the use ofrenewable fuels.It first won this position in the 1970s with theintroduction of ethanol made from sugarcane to power automotivevehicles.The National Alcohol Program, Proálcool, was the largest fossilfuel substitution program in the world automotive market. It isstill considered a global example of excellence, and Brazil remainsthe largest producer and consumer of fuel alcohol in the world.The experience Brazil has accumulated through the Proálcoolserves as a strong foundation for implementing the biodieselprogram and maximizing the nation’s competitiveness in arelatively short period.Brazil: a global benchmark in RET
Source: MMELaw 11 097/2005: it sets forth a mandatory use of biodieselmixture to diesel, which reflects in the following prospects20%2020202012,4billionsliters/year12,4billionsliters/yearBrazilian domestic market projection
Brazil’s export potentialWith the launch of commercial production, Brazilbecomes a potential exporter of biodiesel.The EU aims to ensure that 2% of all the fuel consumedin the region is renewable by 2005, but it has limitedacreage available for growing rapeseed, the mainfeedstock produced in Europe, and industrial capacity isinsufficient to meet the stipulated demand.Despite these constraints, the proportion of renewablefuels is set to reach 5.75% by 2010 according to EUDirective 30, ratified by the European Parliament in May2003.Given the limitations for production growth in Europe,Brazilian biodiesel enjoys an unprecedented opportunityto build market share in the continent Europe.
Features of envisaged agricultural area:Total semi-arid area: 1.219.021,50Km2, equivalent to about 1/5 of Brazil– comprising ten States Maranhão,Piauí, Ceará, Rio Grande do Norte,Paraíba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipee Bahia and Minas Gerais. Population:1/3 of Brazil (55 million)
Bearing high agriculturalproduction costsBearing internal/externalobligations of emission reduction(Kyoto Protocol and othercompromises)Bearing scarcity of cultivationlandsWilling strategic alternativesfor diesel supplyPossible partnersCountries :Having to meet social andenvironment responsibilitiesBearing environment liabilitiesWilling to attract SRIand valuing their stock pricesBearing intensive need of fuelsourcesInvestors in prospective highreturn SRICompanies :BIOFUELS: FUTURE´S MOST PROSPECTIVE INVESTMENT
Prospects of biodiesel cooperation/partnershipPossible areas of interest:Utilization of Partners technology for biodiesel plants inbuilding, logistics, utilization of glycerin and other by-products, specification, engine tests, etc.Sale of carbon credits (MDL) obtained through theutilization of biodiesel in Brazil.Export of vegetal oil and biodiesel to Partner´s country.Exploitation of the potential domestic market
“Minas Gerais Stateis getting ready to become the best State in BrazilTo live and invest.”“ECONOMIC DEVEVELOPMENT SECRETARIAT OF MINAS GERAISBRAZIL AND MINAS GERAIS STATE:THE BEST PLACE FOR INVESTMENT IN BIO-DIESEL PRODUCTION
MINAS GERAIS STATE:The ideal place for investments in BrazilStrategically located in the Southeast region ofBrazil: concentrating 78% of Brazilian consumingmarket .18 million people.Territory greater than many European countries.Third largest South American economy.Excellent infra-structureAbundant energy and modern communication.Modern law on on Public-private partnerships,respecting obligations with investors and partners.Expedient and practical action from PublicAdministrationStrong competitiveness for new enterprisesHighly qualified laborMINAS GERAIS State stands at a vibrant moment in its development,introducing entrepreneurial changes, innovation, paradigm shifts, andopenness for new alternatives and investments.
The State effortsTo achieve the efficacy, the State Government has undertaken aprofound revision of its structure, including the empowerment of thedevelopment apparatus with a greater flexibility in order to meet thenew demands of society .The objective of Minas Gerais development is now to increase thecompetitiveness of its economic base, targeting the state’s supplychains, transforming comparative advantages into real and enduringcompetitive advantages.The new model gives primacy to the private initiative in determiningthe economy’s dynamic as well as an elevated degree of openness to theinternational economy.Bio-fuels production has driven special attention from the StateGovernment and counts with its full support and incentives.
The State program for bio-fuelsThe program, set forth in Law no. 15.976/2006 has the following goals:Research and technology development;Technology transfer to the private sector;Job posts creating and improvement of income distribution;Reduction of fossil diesel imports;Reduction of gas pollution emission;Development of Feed-stock productionTargets up to 2007/2008 :250.000 hectares crop plantation for production of B2 (blend 2% ),reaching 625.000 he for production of B5 in 2013;Direct income generation to 100.000 families, corresponding to about500.000 job posts up to 2007.
Cemig – Companhia Energética de MinasGerais, is one of the largest electric energyutilities in Brazil.With an installed capacity of more than 6thousand MW (6 GW), the company is incharge of the operation of a 330-thousand-kilometer distribution network, the largest inLatin America, and supplies energy to over 16million people living in the states 774municipalities.Cemig is permanentlyforming partnerships with otherentrepreneurships which is generatingsubstantial investments.For the sixth consecutive year, Cemig waslisted in the Dow Jones Sustainability WorldIndex – DJSI World.Focus: surrounding of CEMIG´s Irape Hydroelectric plant
Main features of the focused regionOur local partnersAnd environment
The yields of currently used biofuel feedstock vary widely. Jatrophaseeds have proven advantageous in several spheres.Perennial crops of Jatropha Curcas will be used to protect lands that arevulnerable to erosion and to restore lands degraded by grazing.Jatropha curcas: the feedstock
Jatropha is identified under the physical-chemical platform ofbiomass energy conversion route. It is a drought-resistantperennial, living up to 50 years and growing on marginal soils(HENNING, 1996).The remote rural communities of the Brazilian semi-arid in droughtregions will be able to address their energy needs using theJatropha resource.The Jatropha Curcas was especially selected because the plant isnot an invasive species (GÜBITZ ET AL., 1999) and permits thegrowth of other plants in its vicinity, so it does not negativelyaffect the ecosystem.Jatropha curcas: the feedstockThe results of the researches developed by EPAMIG, the StateAgriculture R&D entity, in the 80´and the preliminary current( 2004/2006) results attest the potentiality of the jatropha curcascultivation in the semi-arid region
Development modelThe development model is based on the workingrelationship between the community benefitingfrom the BIO-VALE project, a local technical NGO,an enterprising development agency , a foreigndevelopment agency, Government stakeholdersand a corporation.Each entity has its respective and important rolesthat complement, harmonize and support oneanother leading to the ultimate success andsustainability of the project.“The private sector can play an important roletowards furthering development, for developmentcannot occur without conditions that are amenable tothe conduct of business.” (United Nations)
Local NGO´s will support following types of interventions:establishing effective monitoring and evaluation systems, workingclosely with cooperating institutions to improve impact assessmentand supervision, and strengthening partnerships with a range ofdifferent players.promoting a global policy environment that increases market accessfor the rural poor.directly responsibility to the community - directly involved in theenergy crop cultivation and oil extraction than the developmentagency, assessing the communities’ organizational capacity and theirpotential to complete and manage an energy project.providing technical, organizational advice, support and training tothe communityDevelopment model: local NGO
MINASINVEST, a not-for profit investment agency, will be primarily incharge of the social-economic factors coordinating the efforts amongthe various stakeholders, which includes:enhancing logistics, building market information systems.Identifying and coordinating the best partners;Developing policies and strategies to improve competitiveness;Strengthening the producers´ negotiating position ;Providing well-researched analyses;Government and institutional relationships involved in the project.Development model: Investment agency
The local community possesses direct responsibility towards the day-today running of the biofuel project . Particular emphasis is given onthe socio-economic empowerment of women, thus women groups willbe specially utilized to manage the project.The role of the community should therefore be:● Provision of land for Jatropha plantation and site for theestablishment of the oil extraction unit.● Responsibility for the day-to-day management of plantation,including: cultivation and harvesting.● Commitment of human resources for project development such asunskilled labor (to handle farmlands), access to skilled labor.In order to help the community in their quest towards sustainabledevelopment, it is very important that they should be the mainrecipient of all benefits accrued from the project.Development model:The Community
General coordination among the various stakeholdersResources (financial and management)Industrialization: oil extraction and trans-esterificationLogistics (sales, distribution, export process, shipping)GENERAL CORPORATE ACTIVITIESBIOVALE ENERGY & PARTNERSturn-key/Global solution in BioDiesel projectsResearch & DevelopmentInstitutional and Government supportProject development, Project Financing an FundingInternational product commercializationLogistics (sales, distribution, export process, shipping)GENERAL CONSULTING ACTIVITIES
The BIO-VALE project can bring about major economicempowerment by providing income and employmentopportunities to both the rural communities and entreupreneus.The project can be utilized to stimulate a circular systemcombining ecologic, economic, and income-generating effects(HEN. 1994), particularly to the drought prone ruralcommunities of the Brazilian semi-arid regions.The project promotes the main aspects of development, whichcombine to help achieve a sustainable way of life for villagefarmers in terms of provision of renewable energy, erosioncontrol, economic empowerment through job creation andpoverty reduction and economic development.The favorable context in Brazil, the onset of widespreaddistribution, the differential tax regime recognizing theimportance of oilseed production by family agriculture units– andthe introduction of the “Social Fuel” label are regulatoryinstruments designed to promote social inclusion throughout thenew fuel’s production and value chain.conception