The Vale do Paraná Albioma biomass-fuelled cogeneration unit, located in the town of Suzanápolis in São Paulo state, is the Group's fourth plant located in Brazil. The new plant is covered by a long-term, inflation-indexed power purchase agreement that secures annual electricity sales of 120 GWh until 2046.
This is the first Brazilian project for which the Group is involved in construction, connection to the network and operation; the plant is jointly owned by Albioma and Vale do Paraná. It have an installed capacity of 48 MW, of which 30 MW is exported to the electricity grid.
of bagasse used, after crushing 1.7 Mtc
of electricity exported to the grid
Biomass and energy production
The Vale do Paraná plant is adjacent to the distillery of the same name, which has an annual crushing capacity of 2 million tonnes of sugar cane. It is able to export 120 GWh of electricity annually to the grid, in a country where bagasse is becoming an essential resource as energy needs increase.