Diseño y Desarrollo: MNDRN
In the development of our lines of business, we use the by-products generated in each production process. In this way, we make progress in circular economy practices.
with sugar cane
In addition to processing sugarcane to obtain sugar and ethanol, we also generate biomass from the fibrous residue of sugarcane, which we call bagasse. We use this by-product to cogenerate steam and electricity. Most of the energy generated is consumed at our facilities, and the rest is sold to the national electricity distribution system. The electricity we supply to the state grid is enough to meet the demand of 1,070,000 people in Mato Grosso do Sul!
We also use other by-products from our industrial process to produce biofertilizers that are returned to our fields. The ashes from the boilers together with the filter cake undergo a composting process and are used as organic fertilizer in the sugarcane growing areas. In our Angelica (MS) and Ivinhema (MS) plants, the vinasse generated during sugarcane processing goes through an industrial concentration process and is converted into liquid organic fertilizer. This process is registered and recognized by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply. It is applied as biofertilizer on cane crops, while another part of the vinasse generated is used in the manufacture of biogas and biomethane.
We reuse all the waste from our
sugar cane processing.
A large part of our sugar cane fields receives liquid biofertilizers, ensuring the correct and safe use of the vinasse concentrated in the process. In total, we produce around 70 million liters of liquid biofertilizer monthly.