Our industrial units produce electricity from sugar cane biomass, a renewable source used after crushing to produce sugar and ethanol.
With this configuration, we ensure 100% of the energy requirement for our plants and export the surplus to the National Interconnected System (SIN), expanding the presence of renewable sources in the national energy matrix.
The amount of energy we export annually is enough to light up a city with more than 500 thousand inhabitants for a year.
Currently, the electric energy generated through sugarcane biomass, along with biogas, is the third largest source of renewable energy in the country, which directly contributes to the environment. Sugarcane bagasse is used as a sustainable input that contributes to clean the Brazilian energy matrix.
Electricity is sold through contracts signed with energy distributors, in the so-called regulated market, and bilateral contracts with independent traders, which operate in the free market. Both operations follow the rules and parameters established by the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel).
Advantages of Bioelectricity
Stay on top of the advantages that the electricity generated from sugar cane can promote:
- Generation of investment and employability;
- Decreases in the emissions of greenhouse effect gas;
- Consolidated national production chain;
- Increased energy security in the country, complementing the hydroelectric matrix in the dry season;
- Reduction of expenses related to energy transmission, as it is generated close to consumer centers.