Considering Brazil’s significant competitive advantage in bioenergy and biofuels, and its strong long-term outlook in this sector, Brasif has formed a joint venture with another Brazilian group to create Usina Da Mata, in the state of São Paulo.
Usina Da Mata grows sugar cane, manufactures sugar and ethanol, and generates and sells electric power from biomass. It uses state-of-the-art technology in processing, production and co-generation, and has good access to the region’s logistics infrastructure.
The mill has capacity for four million tons of sugar cane per year, and there are plans to expand the processing structure. The ownership of a significant land area ensures the supply of raw material today, as well as future needs. Its electricity co-generation plant has generation capacity of 70 megawatts, enabling it to meet the needs of its own operation and export the majority of its output to Brazil’s electricity market.