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Renewable energy from agricultural and forestry waste in Brazil

The Kitambar Ceramic plant in northeastern Brazil produces renewable energy from agricultural and forestry waste. The plant also produces a range of goods, including roof tiles, to meet local demand.

The plant was previously powered by wood sourced from areas where the principles of sustainable forestry were not observed. However, the plant now uses mainly agricultural and forestry waste, including algarroba, walnut tree and coconut waste. The project is intended to reduce logging in Brazil. Deforestation is the single largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in Brazil.