The management of power resources is a topic addressed by JBS in the daily routine of its operations, and has professionals dedicated to bringing the best solutions. The Company’s strategy is based on the following actions:
Growing use of renewable power sources
Energy efficiency of its processes
Reuse of materials that could be turned into residues for power generation
JBS prioritizes the use of renewable sources of energy in its operations, such as sugarcane bagasse, reforestation wood and organic residues from its plants.
The Company has Biolins, an operation that generates thermal and steam energy through biomass residues from sugar-ethanol industries and other surrounding activities. Located at the Industrial Park in Lins (SP), it has capacity to generate approximately 45 megawatts of energy per hour, a sufficient volume to supply a city with 300,000 inhabitants. Most of this energy supplies the JBS Industrial Complex, and the remaining energy is distributed to other Business Units and also sold to the Brazilian market. Steam generation, on its term, supplies exclusively the JBS manufacturing plants adjacent to Biolins.
BIOLINS, A COGENERATION UNIT FROM JBS, GENERATES ALONE THE EQUIVALENT TO MORE THAN 20% OF THE TOTAL ENERGY USED BY ALL JBS UNITS IN BRAZIL
The Company also has JBS Biodiesel, the largest vertical producer in of biodiesel from beef tallow the world. Additionally, it uses cooking oil collected in residences and businesses, through the Project “Friendly Oil”,and fat of birds from JBS’s operations as raw material.
In the Brazilian operations, JBS reports as the main trends in power generation the increasing migration to the Free Energy Market, the use of more efficient equipment, the replacement of conventional light bulbs for LED models, and the reduction in the consumption of natural gas, giving space to other cleaner fuels.
|ENERGY MATRIX (IN GJ)|
|GJ RENEWABLE ENERGY||54.325.692||50,23%||52.448.203||47,66%||69.903.859||35,53%|
|GJ NON- RENEWABLE||49,77%||52,34%||64,47%|
(*) “Direct energy” is considered the generation of electric power, use of fuel for generating steam and thermal heating (stationary combustion), and fuel consumption for operation of its own vehicle fleet (mobile combustion)