The Company operates 10 agroindustrial units in the states of São Paulo, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Paraíba and Rio Grande do Norte, as well as its own terminal in the port of Santos in São Paulo, employing more than 14,000 people.
Its origin dates back to 2000, when the Louis Dreyfus Company, which has for over 160 years operated in the global commodities market, acquired the Leme mill in São Paulo.
In the following years, other mills were added to the group until the birth, in 2009, of LDC-SEV, which would later become Biosev after the merger of LDC Bioenergia (owned by the Louis Dreyfus Company) with Santelisa Vale, an important sugarcane producer and processor in the interior of São Paulo state.
The major achievement in this period was the consolidation of a competitive platform, with growing yields and operational efficiency on an essentially sustainable base.
Over the years, the Company increased its annual sugarcane processing capacity from 900,000 metric tons to 34.6 million metric tons.
Biosev currently sells its products in Brazil and in over 40 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Oceania.
It also generates 1,346 GWh of electricity from sugarcane bagasse, which makes all its mills self-suficiente.
Biosev went public in 2013 and since then its shares have been on the Novo Mercado segment of the B3 (Bolsa Balcão Brasil).