The CTBE research agenda is dedicated to the agricultural, industrial and biorefineries assessment areas associated with biomass / byproducts production cycle, in line with market needs. View our main research interests and efforts on the above pages:
The Agricultural Management and Sustainability research group is a multidisciplinary teamworking in areas of biomass production (mainly related to sugarcane) that have substantial impacts on production costs and environmental impacts, and which have not been extensively evaluated by other research groups in Brazil.
The prime goal in this research area is to improve plant performance by exploring and ameliorating metabolism regulatory networks determining the extent of achieving full growth and biomass production potential, focusing on sugarcane.
Ethanol produced from the structural and non-edible fractions of plants is called second generation (2G) ethanol. The product ¾ ethanol ¾ is identical to the one obtained from first generation (1G) technology already consolidated in the Brazilian sugarcane industry.
Sustainable Chemistry or Green Chemistry may be defined as the creation, development and application of products and chemical processes to reduce or eliminate the use and generation of substances that are harmful to the human health and to the environment.
CTBE performs assessment of new technologies within the sugarcane production chain and other biomasses considering agricultural, industrial and logistics and use phases. Technical parameters are analyzed, as well as the three pillars of sustainability: economic, environmental and social.