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Vale and Petrobras to partner on the development of low-carbon solutions, including sustainable fuels

Mining giant Vale signed a protocol of intent with Petrobras to develop low carbon solutions, taking advantage of the technical expertise of both companies and their synergies. The partnership is for a two-year period and will assess joint decarbonization opportunities, including the development of sustainable fuels—such as hydrogen, green methanol, biobunkers, green ammonia and renewable diesel—and CO2 capture and storage technologies.

The initiative also includes potential commercial agreements for the supply of low-carbon fuels produced by Petrobras to be used in Vale’s operations, which could contribute to the company’s commitment to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.

This partnership can help Vale achieve its commitment to reduce its absolute scope 1 and 2 emissions by 33% by 2030 and achieve neutrality by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement.

Petrobras’ partnership with Vale will be strategic in driving the country’s energy transition. These are the two biggest Brazilian powers joining forces around a common purpose: to develop the most modern solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

We are going to leverage the production capacity, logistical structure and technological expertise of two national giants to boost the production and supply of more efficient and sustainable fuels. This is what we can call being a first mover to materialize our decarbonization strategy, creating demand and scale for low-carbon solutions.

—Petrobras’ president, Jean Paul Prates



Im interrested to buy but not hydrogen, green methanol, biobunker, green ammonia or renewable diesel. These chaps should produce cheap carbo-neutral regular gasoline. I want to be carbo-neutral for less money and less hassles than batteries.

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