Renewables Transition in the Americas: Could Bioenergy Be The Future?

In this special guest host episode, Dan Runde, Senior Vice President and Director of the CSIS Americas Program, sits down with Ricardo Mussa, CEO of Raízen, a Brazilian integrated energy company focused on bioenergy and renewables. They discuss how Ricardo got his start in the bioenergy business, the steps Raízen is taking to achieve its public commitment to emission reductions, and the status of bioenergy implementation in Brazil as well as its benefits for everyday Brazilians. They also examine the biofuel production process, debunking elements of the “food versus fuel” argument that biofuel production risks interference with food supply security, and analyze the future of U.S.-Brazil cooperation in the biofuels space.

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