• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Paulo Neves


Global Executive Vice President, Trading

Industrial engineer graduated from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), with specialization in Business Economics and Upstream Oil Industry. Has experience at Telecom Companies and Government Administration before joining, in 2002, the Shell Group to work in Downstream Fuels business including biofuels. In 2011, has joined Raízen in its formation to develop the Ethanol commercialization business and have been leading different trading business in the company, including its internacionalization process. Currently, he is Vice-President of Trading at Raízen, in charge of its Sugar, Ethanol, Oil Products and Biodiesel valuechains business. 

Sessions With Paulo Neves

Tuesday, 19 March

  • 07:15am - 08:20am (CST) / 19/mar/2024 12:15 pm - 19/mar/2024 01:20 pm

    “Seed to Pump”: The new business of biofuels

    Agribusiness & Biofuels

    The biofuels business is on the cusp of a potential boom. Integrated oil and refining companies have embraced biofuels as an investable low-carbon solution to serve hard-to-decarbonize sectors including aviation and heavy transport. These suppliers, spurred by policy incentives, have ambitious growth objectives—but scaling up the right feedstocks remains a challenge. Airlines and other large consumers are also transforming the demand profile with emissions targets based around biofuels commitments. The changing competitive landscape and economies of scale are driving integration from seeds to the end-user of liquid fuels. But how fast, in which markets and at what scale?    

Wednesday, 20 March

  • 12:30pm - 01:00pm (CST) / 20/mar/2024 05:30 pm - 20/mar/2024 06:00 pm

    Scaling Agricultural Waste and Biomass to Fuel Businesses

    Agribusiness & Biofuels

    Waste-to-fuel solutions, such as using agricultural and other biomass waste to generate renewable natural gas, offer great potential to reduce the carbon footprint in the agriculture sector and reduce methane emissions. However, these solutions globally would require plants to be dispersed across many locations, often at small scale. What learnings from waste-to-energy projects to date inform a roadmap to scaling these solutions? What are the business drivers that make these solutions attractive and widely scalable?