We generate a shared value. Our activities contribute to the socioeconomic development of surrounding communities, creating jobs, income, and tax revenue. Besides, the surplus energy produced by us is sold to the Brazilian National Interconnected System, which supplies these municipalities.
The recycling of byproducts resulting from the production cycle, biological control of pests, and organic fertilization enable a sugarcane planting with a significant water and chemical input saving. The leaves remain in the field to protect and enrich the soil.
We use drones/ UAVs to support several agricultural activities carried out in our 11 unis, as well as in the biological control of pests.
All of these 11 units are accredited by RenovaBio, a Brazilian national biofuel incentive program that sets decarbonization goals, individual goals for distributors, energy efficiency ratings for plants, and a decarbonization credit market (CBios).
Our integrated logistics center, SmartLog, carries out an online, real time monitoring of about 1,200 agricultural equipment, controlling the whole cutting, transshipment, and transport (CTT) operation of our 11 units. It enables a greater machine productivity and a lower environmental impact.
The sugarcane bagasse resulting from the mill extraction is used in the boilers, enabling the co-generation of renewable energy (bioelectricity). Plants are self-sufficient and the surplus energy is exported to the grid.
In our production chain, we adopt a circular economy system. From the raw material harvesting in the sugarcane field, we reuse the sugarcane bagasse, vinasse, filter cake, and other byproducts of our agroindustrial process to produce electrical power and fertilizers, saving water and agricultural inputs in the planting and handling of crops. Thus, getting back to the field and contributing to the new harvest, the cycle is closed.
We take care of the safety and health of our employees, going beyond it. Safety is one of our core values, and everyone is authorized to stop any activity possibly representing a risk.
Every liter of hydrous ethanol consumed prevents the emission of 1.17 kilograms of CO2 to the atmosphere and, when it comes to anhydrous ethanol, it prevents the emission of 1.28 kilograms of CO2. BP Bunge Bioenergia has a productive capacity of 1.7 million m³ of ethanol.
In 2018, the sugarcane bioelectricity offered reduced the level of CO2 emissions from the Brazilian electrical grid in 13%. BP Bunge Bioenergia is self-sufficient in the generation of sugarcane biomass energy, having a surplus export capacity of about 1.4 mi MWh
Historically, Brazil is the biggest producer of sugar in the world, accounting for 20% of global production. BP Bunge Bioenergia has a productive capacity of 1.7 million tons of sugar.
Ethanol: distributors, trading companies, and customers abroad.
Sugar: trading companies, food and beverage industry, and granulated sugar packers.
Energy: trading companies and large energy consumers
We serve more than 20 customer companies, with operations in Brazil and abroad, in the sectors of energy distribution and trading, fuel, food, beverage, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals, among others.