As biofuel conversion technologies continue to advance, ever more emphasis is being placed on the feedstocks these processes will use. Ultimately, feedstock is the single largest cost driver for biofuels and, in many cases, the main barrier to cost competitiveness and scalability. [Bioenergy Insight: Jan-Feb 2013]
The world’s demand for energy is increasing rapidly – far more rapidly than the pace of population growth as increasing wealth and economic development are even greater drivers. This trend is occurring in Brazil at an even faster pace than the global average.