Biogenic emissions are emissions related to the natural carbon cycle, as well as those resulting from combustion, harvesting, digestion, fermentation, decomposition, or processing of biobased materials.

Biogenic CO₂ emissions (scope 1)

Biogenic CO₂ emissions (scope 1), in ton of CO₂ equivalent (tCO₂e)¹201920202021
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Additional information

Included in the calculation of biogenic emissions were the consumption of biomass, black liquor, and methanol for power generation; heat and steam in industrial units; and renewable fuels in mainly road operations, such as the consumption of ethanol, biodiesel mixed in diesel, and ethanol mixed in gasoline. The emission factors of these inputs in Brazil are disclosed annually by the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program. By 2021, greater production efficiency and fewer overall shutdowns allowed production to increase even as biomass consumption remained constant. For comparison with the base year and methodological alignment with Suzano's Commitments to Renewing Life, we used GWP indices from the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The data were also calculated with metrics from the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and can be made available upon request. All reported values have been verified by an independent third party.