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JBS starts issuing International Renewable Energy Certificates

by Mohammad Ghazal

JBS, the largest food company in the world, has started the issuance of International Renewable Energy Certificates (International REC Standard / I-REC).
The company is the first in the food sector qualified for the issuance of such certificates.
According to the company, the certification was obtained through Biolins, a thermoelectric plant located in the city of Lins (SP), which belongs to JBS and uses various types of biomass as raw material for power generation, such as sugarcane bagasse, wood sawdust, and eucalyptus waste.
The plant has an installed capacity of 45 MW, enough to supply a city of 300,000 inhabitants.
Officially issued in Brazil by Instituto Totum, I-RECs can be purchased by industries and commercial establishments to prove that they consume electricity generated by renewable energy sources, such as solar plants, wind projects, and thermal and biomass power plants.
This allows certificate holders to neutralize the so-called Scope 2 emissions, which takes into account indirect CO2 emissions associated with the purchase of electricity for their own use, contributing to the meeting of their decarbonization goals.
As part of its actions to achieve its Net Zero goal, JBS will invest $1 billion by 2030 to decarbonize its direct and indirect operations, with $100 million in research to develop solutions that make farming increasingly sustainable.

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