JBS BIODIESEL TAKES ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS CBIOS EMISSION CERTIFICATION FOR ITS PLANTS
With the certificate, the Company will be able to issue around 30% more efficient decarbonization credits
JBS Biodiesel took another step towards including the Lins (in the state of Sao Paulo), and Campo Verde (in the state of Mato Grosso) plants in the National Biofuel Policy (RenovaBio). A public consultation process was launched on June 24 so the plants can be certified to issue Decarbonization Credits (CBios – a financial instrument issued by certified biofuel producers).
Based on the standards implemented by the biofuel incentive act, the factories, which reuse animal fat and cooking oil, now have emissions profiles offering close to maximum efficiency. Certification will allow the Company to issue a 30% more efficient CBio than previously forecast by RenovaCalc – a tool the National Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP) developed to calculate emissions at each individual plant.
“JBS is constantly looking at ways of increasing environmental efficiency. Transforming production chain waste into biofuel is not just an appropriate waste disposal method, it also delivers a more sustainable, value-added product”, said Alexandre Pereira, director at JBS Biodiesel.
“The Company is fully committed to obtaining this certificate because, apart from proving our renewable fuel production process is clean and efficient, it can also generate significant financial returns for the business unit”, he said.
JBS expects to place approximately 550 thousand CBios on the market every year.