Waste processed into second generation ethanol helps the production of renewable energy and use of resources in a sustainable way.
For the first time in Brazil, sugarcane residues that were left in the field or burned are collected, packed and stored to be transformed into second generation ethanol and other renewable products. This is just one of the technologies GranBio has been working on to produce biofuels and biochemicals in a more sustainable way.
GranBio maintains alliances with first-generation plants for the supply of the raw material, a critical factor of competitiveness for the production of renewable materials. The company has developed for Bioflex 1 an innovative system that collects, stores, and processes the equivalent of 300,000 tons per year of sugarcane straw. It is one of the largest and most competitive in the world.
The process does not compromise sugarcane crops and is only possible in areas with mechanized harvesting.