Brazilian biofuel company Raizen’s Bonfim biogas plant, the first commercial-scale facility of its type, is in operation.
Brazilian energy distributor Neoenergia has developed the Multilink data concentrator for deployment in the smart grid.
The Paraná state utility Copel in southern Brazil is to deploy smart meters and other technologies to automate its distribution networks.
Chinese electric vehicle giant BYD has opened its first lithium-iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery plant for electric vehicles in the Amazonas city of Manaus in northwest Brazil.
Finance & Investment
The World Bank has approved a $38 million loan to help Brazil to modernise and strengthen its energy sector through the META programme
Latin American renewable energy company Atlas Renewable Energy, and British mining company Anglo American, have announced the signing of the largest solar energy purchase and sale contract in Brazil with an investment of R$881 Million ($181 million).
EDP Renewables has received R$1 billion in funding from the Brazilian Development Bank to build six wind energy farms in Rio Grande do Norte.
Energy & Grid Management
ENGIE has won a €750 million contract to construct energy infrastructure in Brazil.
Enel Green Power Brazil has announced the operations of the 475MW section of the Sao Goncalo solar pv plant in the Brazilian state of Piaui.
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