GranBio was founded in 2011 with the mission of offering the best integrated solutions for converting biomass into biofuels, biochemicals and renewable materials from cellulose carbon. GranBio was created with the purpose of Changing the World for the Better, with a focus on enabling flexible biorefineries that can be replicable on a large scale. These biorefineries will offer products with a lighter carbon footprint made from cellulose and lignocellulosic materials. This can help fight global warming through photosynthesis, in harmony with food production.
GranBio already holds more than 250 patents applied for and approved. It operates the largest 2G ethanol plant in the world, in the Brazilian state of Alagoas, with 100% proprietary technology, and two plants in the USA, one of which is a demonstration plant. GranBio also developed a proprietary process for harvesting and preparing residual biomass (cane straw) on large scale (200Kt/year) and registered eleven varieties of Cana-Vertix® energy cane, the most competitive biomass in photosynthetic efficiency known to the world.
The knowledge acquired by the people of GranBio and their intellectual property prepared the company for a new business cycle that matches its vision of building and operating biorefineries. GranBio is restructuring its business model and starting to license its expertise and provide technological assistance to customers and potential partners in joint ventures in the production and processing of biomass in cellulose sugar, 2G ethanol, biochemicals and renewable materials.