Sao Paulo, July 01, 2019 – JBS Biodiesel took another step towards including the Lins (SP) and Campo Verde (MT) plants in the National Biofuel Policy (RenovaBio). Last Monday (24), a public consultation process was launched so the plants can be certified to issue Decarburization Credits (CBios – a financial instrument issued by certified biofuel producers).
Based on the standards implemented by the biofuel incentive act, the plants, 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 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 Company”, he added.
JBS expects to place approximately 550 thousand CBios on the market every year.
JBS is one of the world’s leading food industry companies with approximately 230 thousand employees in 15 countries. The Company owns a portfolio of brands that are acknowledged for their excellence and innovation, including Friboi, Moy Park, Pilgrim’s Pride, Primo, Seara, Swift, Gold’n Plump and others, serving over 275,000 customers of more than 190 nationalities worldwide. The Company’s focus on innovation also reflects its management approach to related businesses in areas such as leather, biodiesel, collagen, personal hygiene and cleaning products, natural wrappings, solid waste management solutions, metal packaging and transportation. JBS has adopted best sustainability practices throughout its value chain and constantly monitors its suppliers using satellite imagery, georeferenced maps of supplier farms and monitors official data from government agencies. The Company also focuses on the highest possible food safety and quality standards. The success of JBS’s operations is closely tied to our Animal welfare practices, which are rigorously applied and have received an increasing share of investments to further improve the Company’s efforts in this area, in line with best practices.
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