We are sugar, ethanol and energy producers and we operate in Brazil efficiently and with constant growth.
Sugarcane is the most efficient crop in the world for the production of sugar, ethanol and energy and has the following characteristics:
Sustainable: Harvested without starting the plant, avoiding negative impacts on the soil and the environment.
Energy efficiency: It is highly efficient in converting sunlight, water and carbon dioxide into energy. Its energy production is nine times higher than the one it consumes and it is seven times more efficient than corn-based ethanol.
Bioelectricity: A sub-product of the grinding process is the bagasse, which is one of the main raw materials used in the production of bioelectricity. This allows us to generate electricity to run our plants and the excess is sold to the local electricity grid.
Renewable: The ethanol produced with cane is produced from plants that grow year after year. The clean and renewable production of ethanol can significantly reduce the energy dependence on fossil fuels.
Low carbon emissions: Compared to gasoline, ethanol produced from sugar cane reduces greenhouse gases by more than 80%.
Sugarcane in Brazil: Brazil's agronomic conditions, such as climate and soil quality, allow high yields of sugarcane.
Our Business Model
We develop a fully integrated operation in order to achieve the lowest production cost per liter of ethanol, or per ton of sugar, with the highest agricultural and industrial efficiencies.
Cogeneration: We generate electricity from the fibrous wastes of sugarcane.
Availability of agricultural lands: Our plants have been strategically located in Mato Grosso do Sul, where there is a great availability of lands.
We produce most of our cane: Approximately 95% of the sugar cane we grind. In addition, our plantations are located in one of the most productive regions of Brazil, which allows us to achieve high yields and sucrose content (ATR).
The flexibility of the product mix: Our plants have a high flexibility to produce both sugar and ethanol. We have the ability to adjust the production mix according to the variation of the market prices.
Tax benefits: Our plants have obtained long-term tax benefits due to the positive impact they have achieved in local communities.
3 sugar, ethanol and energy plants.
Grinding capacity of 11.2 million tons of sugar cane.
Usina Monte Alegre (UMA): We acquired UMA in 2005, as our means to enter the sugar and ethanol sector. It is located in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Also, it has a grinding capacity of 1.2 million tons and can produce sugar, ethanol and bioelectricity. UMA has been in the region for more than 80 years and has a strong presence in the regional market.
In the state of Mato Grosso / Brazil, we have developed one of the most modern and efficient sugarcane clusters in Brazil. The cluster consists of two mills with a grinding capacity of 10 million tons that we plan to increase to 13 in the upcoming years. Both mills are equipped with the latest technology. Our cluster allows us to generate operational efficiencies, synergies and economies of scale. In addition, we operate under the innovative "continuous harvest" model, thus further improving operational and economic efficiencies.
Angelica: We started the construction in 2008 and it was completed in 2010. The mill has a grinding capacity of 4.5 million tons. Its storage capacity is 120 thousand cubic meters of ethanol and 90 thousand tons of sugar.
Ivinhema: Our second cluster facility is located in the city of Ivinhema, also in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, 45 kilometers to the south of the Angelica plant. We started the construction in 2012 and it was completed in 2015. The mill has a grinding capacity of 5.5 million tons. The plant can also store 40 thousand cubic meters of ethanol and 120 thousand tons of sugar.