Odebrecht Agroindustrial in Brazil

​Partnering with Odebrecht Agroindustrial in Brazil

In February of 2013, Inbicon signed a partnership agreement with Brazilian company Odebrecht Agroindustrial to introduce cellulosic ethanol technology to the Brazilian market.

Odebrecht Agroindustrial

Odebrecht Agroindustrial has the installed capacity to process 40 million tonnes of sugar cane per year and produce more than 2 million litres of first generation ethanol at several state-of-the-art operating mills.

"We appreciate Odebrecht Agroindustrial to be the most attractive partner for us in Brazil. They have made significant progress to capture a dominant position in the Brazilian ethanol industry. By partnering with Odebrecht Agroindustrial, we will jointly access the Brazilian market, a strategic market to deploy second generation technology to add value to biomass," says Henrik Maimann, Vice President in DONG Energy.

Partnership and goals

This partnership will speed up the deployment of technologies to produce ethanol and other products from lignocellulosic feedstock, such as bagasse. The goal is to introduce the Inbicon technology in facilities owned by Odebrecht Agroindustrial and to offer a very competitive and integrated solution to other ethanol and sugar producers in Brazil.

Matching competencies

According to Odebrecht Agroindustrial CEO, Luiz Mendonça, the joint Odebrecht Agroindustrial-Inbicon technology will open access to more sustainable and competitive biofuels and bio-based chemicals:

“I am convinced that the combination of Inbicon's experience on the conversion of lignocellulosic feedstock to ethanol and other products and Odebrecht Agroindustrial's background on the design and operation of sugar cane mills and ethanol chemical processes will result in a new business opportunity that will add value to biomass.”