The Fact Sheet on Synthetic Fuels compiles relevant information, in a visual and synthetic way, to introduce concepts on the subject.
For the decarbonization of modes of transport that cover long distances (e.g. air, sea and heavy road), it is necessary that energy sources have a high density. Therefore, synthetic fuels are an alternative to fossil analogues.
Brazil has great potential to produce low-carbon synthetic fuels, due to its expertise in energy crops and the abundance of renewable resources. The carbon intensity of this type of fuel, considering its life cycle assessment, will reflect the choice of input (energy and biomass).
The document presents an overview of the production chain of synthetic fuels, produced from renewable sources, and a comparison of their carbon intensity with others of fossil origin.
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