Biofuels

ETHANOL

The Delta Energia Group entered the ethanol segment in 2008 and participates in the logistics and trading chain of the sugar and ethanol sector, serving both domestic and export markets.

In order to generate logistical efficiency in trading operations and in the services provided to suppliers and partners, the company has invested in its own facilities for ethanol storage, in Ribeirão Preto (SP), one of the main fuel producing hubs in the country and which also has easy access to the key distribution points for the product. The complex, spread on an area of 50,000 sq. m., houses 13 tanks with total storage capacity of 61 million liters and the possibility of segregation.

The unit boasts excellent shipping flow, totaling 4.5 million liters per day, and has a full-fledged laboratory for ethanol analysis, which is fully automated, thereby ensuring speed and quality control of all the products sold.

In 2019, it entered the fuel distribution market, expanding its presence in the petroleum products market.

BIODIESEL

Created in 2010, Delta Biocombustíveis became one of Brazil’s largest biodiesel producers. The group’s first plant is located in an area of 70,000 square meters and produces 600,000 liters per day of clean fuel from various feedstocks (animal fats and vegetable oil). Located in Rio Brilhante, in the State of Mato Grosso do Sul, the unit is committed to the region’s social and economic development and has created hundreds of direct and indirect jobs.

In 2019, the Group expanded its operations in the biofuels sector with the acquisition and capacity expansion of a biodiesel plant in Cuiabá, Mato Grosso. The plant has a daily production capacity of 1,000 thousand liters of clean fuel. With this unit, close to 100 direct jobs were created.

Together, Rio Brilhante and Cuiabá plants make Delta Energia Group the Brazil’s fifth largest biofuel producer, with a production capacity of 1.6 billion biodiesel liters per day.

SOCIAL FUEL SEAL

In 2011, Delta Biocombustíveis was awarded the Social Fuel Seal, a certificate given by the Brazilian Government to foster the social inclusion of farmers in the biodiesel production chain.

The initiative benefits both biodiesel producers and family farming by guaranteeing the purchase of inputs, predetermined prices and agricultural technical assistance.

With the Social Fuel Seal, farmers also gain access to credit lines under the National Program for Strengthening Family Farming (Pronaf).