Biomass generated energy


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Biomass generated energy
Biofuels and bio-based chemicals from palm and sugar-cane biomass production.
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Renewable Resources and Alternative Energy
Alternative Energy
Business Model Description

Produce energy from lignocellulosic residues, biomass obtained from plant residues such as rice husks, coffee souks, palm oil, and sugar cane by implementing value-chains that include biorefineries that transform certified bio-products, resulting in an array of alternative fuels such as biodiesel and ethanol.

Expected Impact

This initiative intends to reduce the environmental impact of traditional energy sources through the use of biomass energy.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
> 25% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Medium Term (5–10 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
> USD 1 billion
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
USD 1 million - USD 10 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Affordable and Clean Energy (SDG 7)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) Climate Action (SDG 13)
Sector Sources
  • 1)IDEAM (2012) – Inventario de efecto invernadero. Accessed May 22nd 2020 2) UPME (2019) -Plan Energético Nacional 3) DANE (2018) Mujeres Rurales en Colombia 4) Colombia Investment Summit (2020) - Energy. Accessed February 8th 2021. (
IOA Sources
  • 5)Fedebiocombustibles (2017) – El consumo de etanol en 2017 será de más de 440 millones de litros. Accessed May 4th 6)Fedebiocombustibles (2017) – Precios alcohol carburante (etanol) y biodiesel. Accessed May 4th 7) National Institute of Health (2019) – Deaths associated with poor quality of water, air, and exposure to heavy fuels. Accessed May 29th 2020 "8) Fedebiocombustibles (2010) – La contaminación atmosférica problemática ambiental. Accessed May 13th 2020 " 9) Fedepalma (2018) – Desempeño del sector palmero Colombiano. Accessed June 2nd 2020 10) DNP (2017) – Plan Nacional de Desarrollo 11) MinAmbiente (2011) – Estrategia Colombiana de Desarrrollo Bajo en Carbono. Accessed June 3rd 2020 12) Colciencias (2008) – Programa de investigación, desarrollo e innovación en biocombustibles. Accessed June 3rd 2020 "13) Fedebiocombustibles (2008) – CONPES 3510. Accessed May 22nd 2020 " 14) ICEX (2019) – Energías Renovables en Colombia (link) 15) Cámara de comercio de Cali (2016)- Normatividad para las Energías Renovables en Colombia. Accessed February 8th 2021. ( 16) UPME (2014) - Costo Fiscal de Subsidios y Exenciones Tributarias al Consumo de Gasolina y ACPM. Accessed May 2nd 2020 17) Minenergia (2014) Energía eléctrica 18) EAFIT (2019) Adopción de Biomasa como Energía Renovable No Convencional en el Mercado Eléctrico Colombiano. Accessed February 8th 2021.