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 3)

Biogenic CO₂ emissions (scope 3)¹201920202021
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Additional information

There was an increase in biogenic emissions due to the increased consumption of renewable fuels in road operations, mainly, 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.
The blend of biodiesel to diesel fluctuated between 13% and 10% throughout 2021 and has been decreasing. In 2020, that figure was 11.3% and 10.3% in 2019. The blend of ethanol and gasoline remained at 27%.

For comparison with the base year and methodological alignment with Suzano's Commitment 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 figures have been verified by an independent third party.

To learn more about GHG emissions management, go to "Greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and methodology".