Businesses and InterestsETH Bioenergia

The energy sector is beginning to change, with renewable source earning increasing space in Brazil and abroad. Attentive to the trends and Brazil’s potential in this area, Odebrecht has been investing in the segment since 2007 – the year it created ETH Bioenergia.

ETH was founded with aims of achieving leadership in the global sugar-energy sector. Through the production of ethanol, electric energy and Sugar, it supplies the Brazilian market with clean energy.

The ETH business model is based on the development of production poles that unite technology and scale, combining competitiveness and sustainability.

After purchasing the Alcídia Unit, located in Teodoro Sampaio, rural São Paulo, and the Eldorado Unit, in the municipality of Rio Brilhante, State of Mato Grosso do Sul, ETH consolidated its presence in the market by inaugurating six greenfield projects: the Conquista do Pontal Unit (Mirante do Paranapanema, São Paulo), Santa Luzia Unit (Nova Alvorada do Sul, Mato Grosso do Sul), Rio Claro Unit (Caçu, Goiás), Morro Vermelho Unit (Mineiros – Goiás, Alto do Taquari Unit (Alto Taquari – Mato Grosso do Sul) and Costa Rica Unit (Costa Rica – Mato Grosso do Sul).

In February 2010, ETH announced the combination of assets with the Brazilian Renewable Energy Company (BRENCO), producing a global leader in bioenergy made from sugarcane.

In 2012, ETH Bioenergia will have nine production units, with an installed capacity to process 40 million tons of sugarcane, produce 3 billion liters of ethanol and 2,700 Gwh of electric energy.

By integrating its production, sale and logistics activities, ETH has become an innovative force in this market. The company works with everything from the cultivation and harvesting of sugarcane, to the preparation of the soil and choice of adequate varieties, and finally the production, sale and delivery of the products.

Aiming to become leader in the sector in 2012, the company is focused on sustainable practices and invests in state-of-the-art technology and the training of people.

In addition to developing new sugarcane species, ETH is gradually mechanizing its production and training agricultural machinery operators on how to both operate and maintain the equipment.

Ethanol and Sugar website

Read more about the company at the Ethanol and Sugar website.

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