Sugar cane ethanol is the world´s cleanest fuel, capable of reducing CO 2 (Carbon Dioxide) at approximately 90%, when compared to gasoline, enabling fighting global warmth.
In order to reduce pollutant release levels, it was mandatory to mix ethanol to gasoline. As per Law no. 8.723, the mix must have 27% of anhydrous alcohol, which is produced by ZILOR, as well as other ethanol types.
Thus, the ethanol we provide enables a cleaner air, which improves life standard of thousands of people around the world.
Our anhydrous ethanol is market to fuel distributor to be added to gasoline, and it contains in its composition almost 100% of alcohol, removing almost all water from the mix. The mix is performed in different proportions, according to each country laws and regulations.
This ethanol type is also used in paints, varnishes, liquors, solvents, aerosols, and it is also part of gasoline composition.
Our hydrated ethanol is marketed directly to Brazilian gas stations to be used as fuel since the 1970´s, due to government incentive of Proálcool Program (1975), containing in its composition 95% to 96% of alcohol, and remaining, water.
Our hydrated ethanol can be used in beverage, food, cosmetic, cleaning product, medicines composition, among others.
Brazil, as it is a tropical climate country, has advantages concerning clean and renewable energy generation, and it is the only country that uses this compound as fuel, proving more affordable prices to the market.
Our ethanol quality
Our products comply with highest standards and quality criteria. We invest in certifications that enable biofuel marketing to markets, with energy matrix decarbonization additional requirements. Thus, our products reach countries including the United States, Japan and Canada.
Marketing and Distribution
Our ethanol is marketed and distributed by Copersucar, one of the world´s largest sugar and ethanol export, of which Zilor is a shareholder. Copersucar connects plants and customers, marketing large scale ethanol, and it performs logistic operation with capacity to integrate every value chain link. This is one of its business model major assets, considered unique, with growth strategy and perpetuity based on sustainability management.
In order to comply with quality and sustainability standards required, the trader develops the project Sustainability Progress, which assesses 35 partner producing plant performance.
Our three units were classified in advance stage, evidencing our efforts to incorporate the best existing social and environmental practices in our agricultural and industrial operations.
Our company was the first one, among Copersucar associates, certified to RenovaBio CBIOS issuance
Climate change impacts, caused by global warmth, occupied a central role in discussions on new economic and productive models.
Thus, new solution creation demand increases that, with lower carbon release, can comply with energy, food, consumer good requirements and other essential items for modern life.
In this scenario, biofuels became even more relevant. Widely broadcast in Brazil, sugar cane ethanol releases less pollutants that gasoline, and it has a practically neutral carbon balance, as sugar cane plantations absorb CO2 from the atmosphere during its development cycle.
Moreover, the product can be used in chemical industry to product biopolymers that replace raw materials originated from oil.
In order to leverage ethanol and other biofuel presence in energy matrix, Brazil established RenovaBio Program, which main goal is fuel market decarbonization, in order to achieved commitments executed by Paris Agreement (2015).
From 2020 fuel distributors must comply with decarbonization targets by means of Decarbonization Credit (CBIOs) acquisition, certificates issued by biofuel producers that evidence CO2 release reduction by means of an efficient productive and environmentally responsible process.
The higher the energy efficiency to produce biofuels, the higher the released CBIOs amount. Thus, our initiatives will remain aimed at energy efficiency maximization and greenhouse gas release reduction through all productive cycle.