6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

Biofuels and the Green Energy Push: Brazil-U.S. Cooperation in Implementing Carbon Emissions Reduction Policies

Late last year, the Brazilian government introduced a new biofuels policy program to meet its commitment under the Paris Climate Agreement’s section on “Nationally Determined Contributions” to reduce carbon emissions.  RenovaBio, as the program is known, was approved in record time by the Brazilian Congress and signed into law by President Michael Temer in December. Based in part on the US Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) and the State of California’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the new Brazilian program has opened space for renewed cooperation between the world’s largest producers of biofuels. 

On June 11, a delegation from the Ministry of Mines and Energy, charged with the new program’s implementation, and Brazil's National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) will come to the Wilson Center for a public conversation on RenovaBio. The delegation will be in Washington for meetings with the U.S. government and the private sector to discuss lessons learned from the implementation of the RFS and the LCFS, in order to improve the development and implementation of the new policy in Brazil.

The Wilson Center will host a meeting between the delegation and interested members of the public at 4:00pm on June 11, for a conversation about the RenovaBio program and private and public sector cooperation. We hope you will be able to join us.




  • Pietro Mendes

    Adviser to the Director, Brazil's National Agency of Petroleum, Gas and Biofuels (ANP)
  • Evandro Gussi

    Congressman, Green Party, Brazil's Federal Chamber of Deputies