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The BBEST – IEA Bioenergy 2024 Conference will take place in São Paulo, the capital city of the São Paulo state, Brazil, from October 22nd to 24th, 2024.



BioEnergy Research "Sustainable Sugarcane Straw: Considerations for Brazilian Bioenergy Production"

Dr. Carlos Cerri from ESALQ-USP, Piracicaba, and Dr. João Luis Carvalho from CNPEM, Campinas, as well as Dr. Douglas Karlen do USDA were the editors of the special issue of BioEnergy Research "Sustainable Sugarcane Straw: Considerations for Brazilian Bioenergy Production" which has just been published.

This special issue brings several papers by São Paulo researchers supported by FAPESP and represent an important contribution to the advance of bioenergy from sugarcane.

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Don't miss the lecture on "Taking Social Development at heart with biobased solutions" by SBE member, Prof. Patricia Osseweijer (TU-Delft & BE-Basic, the Netherlands).


New publication discusses how to expand bioenergy from sugarcane in Latin America and Africa and helps to place Brazil in the timely international discussion about the prospects of renewable energy in the world

Sugarcane Bioenergy for Sustainable Development

Expanding Production in Latin America and Africa

Edited by Luis A. B. Cortez, Manoel Regis L. V. Leal and Luiz A. Horta Nogueira

Series: Routledge Studies in Bioenergy. October 2018: 234x156: 418pp: 183 illustrations


In recent years there has been a rapid expansion of the growing of crops for use in bioenergy production rather than for food. This has been particularly the case for sugarcane in Latin America and Africa. Sugarcane Bioenergy for Sustainable Development examines the further potential for this in the context of the food versus fuel debate, and as a strategy for sustainable development, with case studies of two countries, Colombia and Mozambique. The book will be of great interest to researchers and professionals in energy and agricultural development.

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The Bioenergy Society elects new Board of Directors and Councils

The General Assembly of the Bioenergy Society (SBE), convened at its headquarters at NIPE/UNICAMP in Campinas on December 4th 2017, ​elected the new Board of Directors, Fiscal Council and Administration Council for the 2017-2021 term. Prof. Luiz Augusto Horta Nogueira, from the University of Itajubá, was reappointed President of the Executive Board. Encouraged by the success of the last edition of the BioEnergy Science and Technology Conference (BBEST), that took place in October 2017, the new President has plans to expand the scope of actions of SBE in the upcoming term.

Meet the newly elected members