FAPESP's agreement with ETH aims to promote collaborative research in the following priority areas: varietal management of sugarcane, accelerated multiplication of varieties, development of short-cycle biomass, development of industrial yeasts with improved fermentation performance, energy optimization and automation systems for agriculture , agricultural development and optimization of the production process of sugarcane, in addition to recovery and use of waste and by-products (CO2, straw, bagasse and vinasse).