Raízen has ambitious plans for 2G Ethanol. The company has already started to construct another plant to produce cellulosic ethanol. Its unit in Bonfim, in Guariba – SP has an installed production capacity of 80 million liters. The company plans to build twenty new plants in the next ten years. According to Francis Vernon Queen Neto, Executive Vice President of Ethanol, Sugar and Bioenergy at Raízen, the international market has been very receptive. “This is a unique product with low carbon intensity and is exactly what the world is looking for. We are optimistic about our growth plan and about being able to make a relevant contribution to reducing gas emissions”, he said. “Raízen has developed a unique technology that uses cellulose, which is found in sugarcane bagasse and straw, to produce second-generation ethanol (cellulosic ethanol), a product that places Brazil at the forefront of technology. We are basically the only company globally producing cellulosic ethanol on a commercial scale and this technology brings a giant potential for growth in ethanol production, by up to 50%”, he said.
Source: Jornal Cana (*Translated by Ia Niani)