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Raízen starts world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant

Raízen starts world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant
Operating 35 bioenergy parks across Brazil with an installed sugarcane crushing capacity of up to 73.5 million tonnes, Raízen is the world’s largest producer of sugarcane ethanol producing 6.1 billion litres of ethanol and 11.3 million tonnes of sugar in the 2022-2023 crop year (photo courtesy Raízen).

Brazilian integrated sugarcane ethanol, sugar, and bioenergy major Raízen S.A. has announced that it has started operations of the new second-generation ethanol plant (E2G) at the Bonfim Bioenergy Park, in the city of Guariba, São Paulo (SP).

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With a total investment of R$1.2 billion (≈ US233.27 million), it is the largest cellulosic ethanol plant in the world, with a contracted commercialization level of 80 percent of its nominal annual production capacity of 82 million litres.

因此,Raizen建立本身作为洛杉矶rgest global producer and the only producer operating two E2G plants on an industrial scale – Bonfim and Costa Pinto in Piracicaba respectively, both in the State of São Paulo – totaling a nominal annual capacity of 114 million litres.

InMay 2022, the company disclosedthat it would go ahead and invest in another two E2G facilities in the State of São Paulo (SP) – Barra Bioenergy Park and Univalem Bioenergy Park respectively – both of which are expected to come online during 2024 adding another 164 million litres of annual cellulosic ethanol capacity.

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