Biomass gasification in rural areas in Brazil

Last updated: 2 August 2023

Brazil developed biomass gasification to expand electricity access in rural areas. Between 2002 and 2005, research institutions developed the GASEIFAMAZ pilot project, which consisted of testing two imported, small-scale biomass gasification plants in isolated communities in the Amazon region. The success of this initiative led to the deployment of the “Nationalization of the Gasification Technology and Formation of Human Resources in Amazon Region” (GASEIBRAS) project, which consisted of replicating the GASEIFAMAZ model and analysing the possibilities for its local manufacturing. Electricity generation from biomass gasification in isolated rural areas was enabled by technology transfer, and has more recently motivated research into local innovation.

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