JBS BIOLINS EXPANDS CAPACITY TO GENERATE CLEAN ENERGY FROM 100% RENEWABLE SOURCES
The termoelectric plan increased the amount of power it produces from renewable sources, such as
sugarcane bagasse and reforestation wood chips
Biolins, JBS’s thermoelectric plant (TEP), has invested over R$ 50 million in the past two years to increase its capacity to generate power from renewable sources. It currently has installed capacity to produce 45 MW, enough to supply a city of 300 thousand inhabitants. All the unit’s raw materials come from sustainable sources, such as sugarcane bagasse and wood chips from reforestation.
Equipment modernization (changing the turbine and generator, etc.) and expansion are essential in this sector. “We are looking for solutions from the world’s biggest technology centers. This helps accelerate the return on our capital investment. Following modernization, we have one of the most efficient biomass plants in Brazil”, said Oreste J. Trombetta, JBS’s Power Supplies executive manager.
Biolins supplies the Lins industrial complex in Sao Paulo, where it is sited. Excess power is distributed to the national grid and helps to increase the amount of renewable energy available in Brazil. The company currently has 250 direct and indirect employees and generates over R$ 100 million in revenues across the region.