Petrobras and Mitsui to Evaluate Low-carbon Business Opportunities

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MOU Petrobras and Mitsui

Petrobras, the renowned Brazilian energy giant, has forged a strategic alliance with Mitsui & Co. (Brasil) S.A., a global trading and investment powerhouse, to delve into promising low-carbon fuels business prospects within Brazil. The Memorandum of Understanding, inked on March 19th during the esteemed CERAWeek conference in Houston, USA, underscores a mutual commitment to assess environmentally sustainable ventures.

The collaboration between Petrobras and Mitsui encompasses a thorough examination of potential avenues in sustainable hydrogen production and its derivatives, biomethane utilization, as well as the crucial domain of CO2 capture, transportation, and storage (CCS). Mitsui & Co., renowned for its expansive presence across more than 60 countries and a diverse business portfolio spanning multiple sectors, brings substantial expertise to the table.

Maurício Tolmasquim, Petrobras Director of Energy Transition and Sustainability, elucidated on the strategic significance of the partnership, stating, “The agreement with Mitsui Co. (Brazil) S.A. seeks to identify common synergies in potential projects in low-carbon fuels segments in Brazil. We will also explore how these synergies can open up commercial opportunities in Japan, one of the largest potential markets for renewable products.”

This Memorandum of Understanding seamlessly aligns with Petrobras’ overarching objectives outlined in its 2024-28+ Strategic Plan, which is meticulously crafted to steer the company towards a more sustainable trajectory while facilitating a just energy transition. Petrobras, a publicly traded corporation with a distinguished legacy in the oil, natural gas, and energy sector, has been at the forefront of pioneering initiatives, particularly in exploration and production, solidifying its position as a global leader.

Beyond mere extraction, Petrobras emphasizes the importance of a comprehensive operational ecosystem, encompassing transportation, refining, and natural gas treatment, all executed with a keen eye on cost efficiency and minimizing carbon footprint. This steadfast commitment underscores Petrobras’ unwavering dedication to fostering sustainable development amid a rapidly evolving societal landscape.

Source Petrobras