BioFlex® 1, the first biorefinery producing cellulosic ethanol on a commercial scale in the Southern Hemisphere, is the most innovative project in the sugar and alcohol industry ever since Brazil’s Proálcool. BioFlex® is largely responsible for the production of second-generation ethanol, a biofuel generated from sugar cane residues. Among the second-generation biofuel companies, GranBio stands out for the innovation and technology of this unit.
Installed in the municipality of São Miguel dos Campos, Alagoas, 55 kilometers 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) enables the transformation of sugar cane residues into an advanced and clean fuel that does not compete with food.