Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade - Brazil. Biofuels as a business. Sugarcane numbers – Brazil (2008)*. GDP: US$ 28 bi Larger than the GDP of 110 countries! Financial transactions: US$ 86 bi Tax’s collection: US$ 10 bi 1,28 mi of formal workers ~ 2,15\% of brazilian jobs.
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* Source: Markestrat – Mapeamento e Quantificação do Setor Sucroenergético em 2008
Yeast e Additiv.
More than ¾ of financial
transactions are after farms.
Elaboration: Neves, Trombin, Consoli, 2009.
Diesel e Lubrif.
Agentes Facilitators (service providers) – 13.275,58
Sugarcane and ethanol
Extraction and oil products
Source: Moraes et. al. with data from RAIS (2007) e PNAD (2007)
Farm workers - salary
who had the biggest increases (%)
(1999 – 2007)
Source: Oliveira, data from PNAD.
Comparing the value of production per acreage, the value of sugar cane is significantly higher than that of other crops such as soybeans and corn.
Source: Impacto da Produção de Cana-de-Açúcar sobre as Condições Sociais das Regiões Canavieiras
André Luis Squarize Chagas
significant sugarcane activity
Source: A Sustainability Analysis of the Brazilian Bio-ethanol. Walter et al
Annual growth rate
Annual growth rate
Kiloliters per hectare
Tonnes of sugarcane per hectare
Note: 07/08e estimate Source:UNICA.
RESULTS OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGICAL EVOLUTION IN THE SUGAR & BIOETHANOL SECTOR – 2007
Flex thermoelectric plant
1979 to 1989: bus and truck with the ethanol engine in Brazil
Nowadays: testing of new engines
Sources: PSR, Cogen and UNICA
Each year, close to six new varieties are released to the market and the total number of varieties is currently close to 500.
Best techniques for seedling production of sugarcane
From cradle to cradle
At the distillery, the sugar juice is fermented and distillated to produce ethanol
The sugarcane crop metabolizes the CO2 to produce sucrose (85 t/ha; 14% sugars + 28% biomass)
Through the dehydration, the ethanol is transformed in ethylene
Very Favorable Ecoprofile
Captures and Fixes 2,5 t CO2/t PE
Green PE [CH2=CH2]
The green polyethylene is 100% recyclable (Mechanical / Incineration)
The green polyethylene is transformed in final products in the same unities already existents
The ethylene is polymerized in polyethylene production unities (3 t PE/ha)
New projects of distilleries
anywhere in the world
Products, Services and Brazilian Technology Available
Machinery and Equipment for cutting, loading and transportation