Residues turned into second-generation ethanol help to produce renewable energy and use resources in a sustainable fashion.
For the first time in Brazil, sugar cane residues that used to be left in the field or burned are now collected, baled and stored to be transformed into second-generation ethanol and other renewable products. This is just one of the technologies used by GranBio to produce biofuel and biochemicals in a more sustainable way.
GranBio maintains alliances with first-generation plants to supply the raw material, a critical competitive factor for the production of renewables. The company developed an innovative system for collecting, storing and processing sugar cane straw equivalent to 300,000 tons per year for Bioflex® 1. It is one of the largest and most competitive in the world.
The process does not compromise sugar cane crops and is only possible in areas that have mechanized harvesting.