Albioma's fourth investment in Brazil, the acquisition of Esplanada with sugar producer Jalles Machado in 2018 strengthened the Group's positioning in a strategic country for the development of its thermal biomass business.
The Esplanada biomass cogeneration unit, located in the state of Goiás, was commissioned in 2002. It is adjacent to the Jalles Machada sugar refinery and has an installed capacity of 70 MW.
of bagasse in maximum plant capacity
Annual amount expected to be exported to the electricity grid from 2019
of locally-sourced biomass
Albioma’s acquisition of a 60% stake in the Esplanada cogeneration unit is the second partnership with the Jalles Machado sugar group in Brazil, two years after the takeover of the Codora Energia plant. While this investment contributes to strengthening the Group’s positioning in a country with more than 400 sugar mills, it also reflects the recognition of Albioma’s expertise and the climate of trust that has developed between the two partners.