Avaliation of carbon credits on sugarcane industries: proposed methodology and case study in Northeast Brazil

Miguel Otávio Melo, Bruno L. Vilar, Luiz G. Cabral, Ricardo Moreira Silva, Marcia B. Fonseca

Resumo


The market for Carbon Credits presents itself as a source of obtaining financing for agribusiness industries, providing a new source of financial operations capable of generating an expansion of cash flow. These financial resources could be via marketing products through the use of Green Marketing, or simply employing aspects of social and environmental responsibility. The main companies in Brazil are the sugar mills, paper, pulp, timber accompanied to a lesser extent by government initiatives. Even registering a considerable amount of negotiation is still a largely unexplored market for the sugarcane and the alcohol sector. The purpose of this paper is to present a methodology for evaluation of carbon credits in the sugarcane industry estimating the financial potential of these projects, and present a case study in Northeast Brazil. There is a potential volume of carbon credits the company's annual turnover U$ 170 million in the case study analysed.

 


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Clean Development Mechanism; Carbon Credits; Sustainability in the sugarcane industries; Energy Efficiency.

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