As a renewable energy company, what we produce today is helping to build a better future for our planet and to make Brazil’s energy mix one of the cleanest in the world. It was with this future vision in mind that I stepped up as CEO in early 2021.
The 2020/2021 crop year was undoubtedly marked by adversities stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. We highlight that our more than 9,000 employees and our partners and suppliers were remarkable in their ability to continue to deliver operational excellence while staying safe.
We advanced in our participation in the RenovaBio program. With more than 2.4 million decarbonization credits (CBIOs), Atvos ended the reporting period as one of the leading issuers on the market.
During the crop year we reformulated the composition of the Board of Directors and its four supporting Management Committees, each with a majority of independent members. We revised our Risk Management Policy, which supplements our Risk Matrix in addressing environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
I invite you to learn about our significant accomplishments in the 2020/2021 crop year.
26.7 million metric tons of crushed sugar cane
2 billion liters of ethanol produced
2,800 GWh of cogenerated electricity
426,000 metric tons of VHP sugar produced
2.4 million CBIOs issued
485,000 hectares cultivated
10.2 million metric tons of sugar cane delivered by 45 contract growers
In crop year 2020/2021 consumption of our product avoided 5.4 million tCO2e in emissions
We are the second largest ethanol producer in Brazil
Atvos Bioenergia S.A. is a bioenergy company that produces and markets anhydrous and hydrous ethanol, VHP (Very High Polarization) sugar and renewable electricity generated from biomass.
Our products are a key part of a greener energy mix and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
Our sugarcane fields cover an area of 485,000 hectares. At our eight mills, in three production clusters, on-site cogeneration plants also convert biomass into clean electricity.
Crush per crop year: 37 million metric tons of sugarcane
3 billion liters of ethanol enough to fuel 60 million compact cars with renewable fuel**
700,000 metric tons of VHP sugar enough to sweeten 20 million birthday parties***
3,100 GWh of co-generated electricity – enough to supply power to 15 million people
In 2020 all of our operational mills were certified within RenovaBio, a federal government program that aims to expand production of biofuels in Brazil as a strategy to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase energy security. The program comprises three pillars—decarbonization targets; biofuel production certification; and decarbonization credits (CBIOs).
2.4 million CBIOs issued
1 CBIO = 1 less metric ton of CO2 released into the atmosphere
= 2.4 million metric tons less of CO2 in the atmosphere
2012First Bonsucro certification
2013First GHG Emissions Inventory
2015Inventory published within the GHG Protocol Program (silver status)
2016Inventory verified within the GHG Protocol Program (gold status) | FGVCes Emissions Trading System
2017Internal Carbon Pricing Assessment and Ethanol Lifecycle Review (FGVCes)
2018Land Use Change Guidance | UCP issues I-RECs (Renewable Energy Certificates)
2019Team training on RenovaBio
2020100% of operations certified within RenovaBio
2021 Automated carbon index tracking using Renovacalc
Our harvesting operations are 100% mechanized, and burnt-cane harvesting is prohibited in order to prevent fires and help to preserve native vegetation and wildlife.
96.3% mill availability in 2020 – a record for ATVOS
94.3% mill yield (RTC) in crop year 2020/2021: a new record for Atvos *Total Corrected Yeld (RTC) is a metric used in the sugar and ethanol industry in Brazil as a measure of mill efficiency.
In crop year 2020/2021 we achieved further progress on our mill digitization master plan, implementing Industry 4.0 technologies to deliver higher productivity.
In December 2020 we approved a Diversity & Inclusion Policy to deliver on our commitment to respecting and valuing differences
*Based on data from the Brazilian Agricultural Federation (CAN)
Our suppliers are part of “Stronger Partners” Program and undergo to:
10.2 million metric tons of sugarcane delivered by contract growers
45 contract sugarcane growers
As in the previous crop year, we had measures in place to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19.
Following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, we mobilized and reconfigured our operations in record time to produce 70% alcohol. Atvos donated 102,200 liters of 70% alcohol and hydrous ethanol in the previous crop year, and 72,429 liters in crop year 2020/2021, benefiting 22 municipalities.