Petrobas Launches First Carbon Neutral Gasoline in the Brazilian Market

Petrobras launched the new carbon neutral Petrobras Podium Gasoline, the first in the Brazilian market whose greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are fully offset. As part of the company’s strategy to strengthen its position in terms of energy transition, Petrobras will offset GHG emissions from the Podium Gasoline throughout the life cycle of the product by means of carbon credits generated by forest preservation or recovery actions carried out in national biomes.

In addition to being the first carbon neutral fuel in the country, the Petrobras Podium Gasoline has the lowest sulfur content in the market and the highest factory octane rating, which improves vehicle performance and contributes to greater transport efficiency and lower GHG emissions.

Neutralizing emissions at every stage of the fuel’s life cycle

This neutralization, via acquisition and retirement of carbon credits, aims to offset GHG emissions. Petrobras measured the GHGs emitted from the Petrobras Podium Gasoline that leaves it refinery using the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology, focusing on the potential impact of global warming, this assessment having been subjected to a critical review by a panel of experts from  ACV Brasil, a consulting company.

The emissions from the Petrobras Podium Gasoline that reaches end users will be previously offset before the product is sold to consumers. The emissions in connection with this fuel were determined based on the extraction and production of raw materials, transport, processing, distribution and final use. Therefore, the determination of GHGs took into account all these stages relating to the products that make up the fuel, that is, the gasoline actually produced by Petrobras, in addition to the anhydrous ethanol added to the gasoline.

Courtesy of Petrobas.

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