Energy that comes from Uranium

Brazil holds one of the largest uranium reserves worldwide. The mineral is the raw material for the fuel that generates energy at the nuclear plants in Angra dos Reis (State of Rio de Janeiro).

Nuclear energy accounts for approximately 3% of the Brazilian energy matrix and is essential for the stabilization of the electrical system in the country’s Southeast region. In the State Rio de Janeiro, the third most populous state in Brazil, nuclear energy represents one third of the total captive consumption of electricity.