Renewable Projects - Port of Açu

Renewable Projects

Port of Açu is a plataform to

accelerate new energy projects

We are ready to combine renewable energy, low carbon and renewable hydrogen production and industrial consumption at the same site. In addition Port of Açu has gas availability through LNG and is developing connection with domestic gas grid in Brazil, using natural gas – as the transition fuel – as a reliable source of energy for the port’s industrialization. This combination of natural gas, renewable energy and hydrogen turns Port of Açu into the energy transition port of Brazil.

Açu’s strategy aims to accelerate the decarbonization of hard-to-abate value chains, such as chemicals, steel and cement industries, responsible for about 90% of world’s Greenhouse Gas emissions.

The renewable energy and the renewable and low carbon hydrogen developments will be available for the consumption of Açu’s new industries, including the fertilizer industry, hydrogen chemical byproducts and an hot-briquetted iron (HBI) plant for the steel sector.

Renewable and Low Carbon Hydrogen

Offshore Wind

Solar Power Plant

Biomass, Biogas and Biomethane

Hydrogen as a critical feedstock for industrialization in Brazil

Port of Açu is a platform to accelerate hydrogen projects, ready to combine renewable energy, hydrogen production and industrial consumption. The port is the largest industrial port enterprise in Brazil, strategically positioned in the biggest energy consumer region in the country and offers a resilient business model combining local industrial demand and export capabilities.

The port also offers abundant water from multiple sources (including industrial reuse), deepwater export infrastructure, connection to the Brazilian grid (SIN) and development of renewable on-grid and off-grid projects.

A hub to support the offshore wind industry

Açu is located near one of the best regions of offshore wind potential in Brazil and can benefit from the synergies from the existing logistics to support the Oil and Gas industry. Besides, the port has the ambition to become a manufacturing and assembly hub for the offshore wind value chain attracting wind turbine, blades and cables players. Our ambition is to combine integrated logistics and be the choice for operational and maintenance hub with the most competitive cost requirements and the most efficient inbound and outbound logistics for Offshore Wind segment.

The Port is within the closest distance from energy demand (Southeast region in Brazil) and has an existing transmission line infrastructure connecting the port with the national grid system (SIN).

1st large scale solar PV power plant in Rio de Janeiro State

Port of Açu is assessing the development of solar PV power plant inside the port to serve the existing and future industries.

The solar PV park will have an area of 3.8 km² (387 hectares), next to substation and transmission lines and has already granted an “registro de outorga” with discount in the transmission fee from the regulatory agency (Aneel). With 220Mwp of installed power and 405,420 photovoltaic modules, the solar park will generate enough power capacity to serve 191,000 homes. The COD is expected for Q4 2026.

Biomass remains an important energy source

Biomass is a carbon neutral energy source that can be used as a substitute of traditional fossil fuels. It can be also used to generate biogas, cleaner than natural gas, and biomethane, a biofuel that can substitute diesel for heavy transportation.

Port of Açu is located within a region with huge agriculture potential, enabling biomass and biogas development based on various sources, such as sugarcane, animal waste and elephant-grass.

In addition, there are approximately300,000 ha of degraded area for reforestation within a 150 km from Açu that enables up to 10 Mtons/y of wood biomass production to be used as feedstock in the green steel industry, for example.

Key players have already joined us in assessing renewable projects.
Check out some of them:

Logo EDF

Offshore wind base

Logo Shell

Hydrogen plant

Logo Linde

Hydrogen plant

Logo Total Energies

Offshore wind supply base

Logo Spic

Offshore wind supply base

Logo Comerc

Large-scale hydrogen
plant (2GW)

Néo Energia

Offshore wind base & hydrogen plant

Zeg Biogás

Biogas/Biomethane Plant

Biogas/Biomethane Plant

Offshore wind supply base

Contact our specialists:

Renewable and Low Carbon Hydrogen

Marcus Ricchezza
Business Development

Offshore Wind and Solar

Ezequiel Zago
Business Development

Biomass, Biogas and Biomethane

Tallita Franklin
Business Development