The sugar produced supplies the domestic market and is also exported to more than 40 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Oceania.
Learn more about the types of sugar produced by Biosev:
crystal sugar: produced by crystalizing sucrose from syrup extracted from sugarcane, with 99.7o polarization and used by the food industry and final consumers;
liquid sugar: obtained by diluting crystal sugar and later treating it, liquid sugar is mainly sold to industry that is highly demanding in terms of quality and to just-in-time production processes;
inverted liquid sugar: produced through acid hydrolysis (inversion) of sucrose from liquid sugar, it has a higher concentration of total solids and is sweeter, and has a longer storage period than does liquid sugar;
VHP (very high polarization) sugar: raw product destined for export;
refined sugar: obtained by dissolving and purifying crystal sugar, it has a high degree of polarization and is sold to end consumers or to pharmaceutical and sugar industries.
Hydrous ethanol, anhydrous ethanol, Neutral ethanol, Extra neutral ethanol and Simple Alcoholic Distillate from Sugarcane (DASC), Fusel oil
Ethanol produced by Biosev is supplied to large clients from diverse sectors, notably Petrobras, Raízen and Ipiranga.
Biosev’s mills produce the following types of ethanol:
hydrous ethanol: ethyl alcohol with alcohol content between 95.1 and 96 GL, used as fuel for vehicles or by the chemical industry;
anhydrous ethanol: ethyl alcohol with a minimum alcohol content of 99.6 GL, used as gasoline additive and in the production of paints, solvents and varnishes;
Neutral ethanol, Extra neutral ethanol and Simple Alcoholic Distillate from Sugarcane (DASC); obtained from Hydrous Ethanol, characterized by low impurities levels, which make them suitable to beverage, cosmetic, chemical and pharmaceutical industries;
Fusel oil: a by-product of the alcohol distillation process, it consists mainly of isoamyl alcohol and is used in the chemical industry for the production of solvents, varnishes and fixative in perfumery, among others.
Biosev units generate electricity by burning in high-pressure boilers, biomass (sugarcane bagasse and straw) resulting from sugar and ethanol production.
The company’s annual co-generation capacity is 1,316 GWh, which represents an important clean and renewable alternative for Brazil’s energy matrix.
The surplus energy is sold in the regulated market through auctions and in the free market through freely negotiated contracts. In recent crop years, Biosev encouraged co-generation with the biomass of third parties in order to optimize the use of its installed capacity and to generate value for the company.