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1 FAPESP Bioenergy Research Program BIOEN

2 FAPESP Bioenergy Research Program BIOEN Fundamental knowledge and new technologies Academic Basic and Applied Research Since 2009, 152 grants, +400 brazilian researchers Regular, Theme and Young Investigator Awards Open to foreign scientists who want to come to Brazil State of São Paulo Bioenergy Research Center FAPESP, USP, UNICAMP, UNESP, State of São Paulo Government Creation of a Bioenergy PhD Program Partnerships United States, United Kingdom and The Netherlands, Brazil Oak Ridge National Laboratories, UKRC, BBSRC, BE-Basic, GSB, LACAF, BOEING, BP, Braskem, Dedini, ETH, Microsoft, Oxiteno, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Vale Innovation Technology, Joint industry-university research (5 years)

3 Number of research grants A multi-disciplinary Program: 21 FAPESP Areas Projects per Area Chemical Engineering Agronomy Biochemistry Genetics Chemistry Microbiology Agricultural Engineering Interdisciplinary Botany Food Science and Technology Economics Mechanical Engineering Biophysics Sanitary Engineering Ecology Physics Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Electrical Engineering Nuclear Engineering Geosciences BIOEN Projects per grant type 59 International visitor FAPESP-BIOEN support in numbers 60 Young Researcher Ongoing grants research Partnership for Technological Innovation Regular Thematic Scientific publications - Articles Events organization Completed research grants Ongoing scholarships in Brazil Completed scholarships in Brazil Ongoing scholarships abroad Completed scholarships abroad All research grants and scholarships

4 BIOEN DIVISIONS BIOMASS Contribute with knowledge and technologies for sugarcane improvement Enable a systems biology approach for biofuel crops BIOFUEL TECHNOLOGIES Increasing productivity, energy saving, water saving and minimizing environmental impacts ENGINES Flex-fuel engines with increased performance, durability and decreased consumption, pollutant emissions BIOREFINERIES Complete substitution of fossil fuel derived compounds Sugarchemistry for intermediate chemical production and alcoholchemistry as a petrochemistry substitute SUSTAINABILITY AND IMPACTS Studies to consolidate sugarcane ethanol as the leading technology path to ethanol and derivatives production Horizontal themes: social and economic Impacts, environmental studies and land use

5 BIOEN production

6 BIOEN network Publications network: 30% of the articles derive from international cooperation Publication type Number Articles 753 Book Chapters 81 Books 7 Doctoral theses 56 Master s dissertations 117 Abstracts 371 Awards 5 Patents 18 Software 1

7 50 countries with blend mandates Bioenergy as a mitigation strategy to reach the goal of reducing global GHG emissions by 50-70% at 2050

8 Integrated new biorefinery systems are on the way: no carbon waste!

9 Only 1% of brazilian land used to produce sugarcane contributes to 19% of the country s primary energy Energy Security Sugarcane bioethanol contributes to 20% of the Brazilian liquid fuels matrix Biomass cogeneration can contribute with up to 18% of Brazil s electricity demand Sustainable Development The sugarcane industry contributes to agriculture modernization, rural development, improved education and the creation of jobs Opportunities for innovation Environmental Security The use of Sugarcane bioethanol can reduce CO 2 emissions by 62% when compared to gasoline Multi-functional landscapes, biofuel certification, agroecological zoning to maximize benefits Food Security Sugarcane production for energy did no decrease food production Expansion is occurring mainly in pasture land Integrated foodenergy systems are needed and to improve use of agricultural residues

10 The much needed science: A solution-oriented assessment to maximize bioenergy The Much benefits Needed Science: filling in the gaps

11 BIOEN Challenges: Energy Crops and Green Technologies, a new Green Revolution Designing crops for energy production High yield and fast growth crop Able to produce under short growing seasons Tolerant to periodic drought and low temperatures Low nutrient inputs requirements Relatively small energy inputs for growth and harvest Ability to grow in sub-prime agricultural lands New technologies for biomass production, processing, fuel production, engines Low cost of energy production from biomass Significantly positive energy balance Significant GHG reduction Low polution Development of biorefinery systems Zero-carbon emission biorefinery Complete substitution of petro-chemicals with biobased chemicals Low water footprint, low polution, low emissions Alcohol chemistry, sugar chemistry, oil chemistry to diversify the biomass industry with co-products

12 FAPESP BIOENERGY PROGRAM BIOEN Coordination Committee Glaucia Mendes Souza Departamento de Bioquímica Instituto de Química Universidade de São Paulo Marie-Anne Van Sluys Instituto de Biociências Universidade de São Paulo Rubens Maciel Filho Faculdade de Engenharia Química Universidade Estadual de Campinas Heitor Cantarella Instituto Agronômico

13 Join BIOEN BIOEN Secretariat Mariana Massafera Instituto de Química Universidade de São Paulo

14 BIOEN Partners

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