Bioflex and second generation ethanol: biofuel production in a technological and innovative way.
Bioflex 1, the first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol producer in the Southern Hemisphere, is the most innovative project in the sugar and alcohol industry since Proálcool. Bioflex is largely responsible for the production of second generation ethanol, biofuel generated from sugarcane residues. Among second generation biofuel companies, GranBio stands out for the innovation and technology of this unit.
Located in the Alagoas municipality of São Miguel dos Campos, 55 km away from the port of Maceió, it has the capacity to produce 60 million liters of biofuel per year.
A set of technologies (pre-treatment, enzymatic hydrolysis and fermentation) allows the transformation of sugarcane residues into an advanced, clean fuel that does not compete with food.