BRAZIL

JBS is the first company authorized by NPA to operate a biodiesel refueling point in Brazil

Biopower, a JBS company responsible for biodiesel production, has two pumps dedicated to B100 and has the capacity to offer 30,000 liters of the fuel

Posted on Apr 19 ,00:25

JBS is the first company authorized by NPA to operate a biodiesel refueling point in Brazil

Biopower has just begun operating Brazil's first 100% biodiesel (B100) refueling point. The company is the first in the country to obtain authorization from the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas, and Biofuels (NAP) to refuel JBS trucks. Located in the industrial complex of Lins, in the interior of São Paulo, the "biopoint", as it's called, has two pumps dedicated exclusively to B100 and has the capacity to offer 30,000 liters of fuel, of which 10,000 liters are already being used per month, as required by ANP regulations, with a projected volume expansion in the coming months.

Biopower's initiative aims to contribute to the growth of the biodiesel market in the country, leading the movement to expand the supply of this type of fuel - an alternative that emits 80% less carbon dioxide compared to fossil diesel.

According to Alexandre Pereira, commercial director of Biopower, obtaining ANP authorization represents another significant step for the company. "We are very proud of this progress because it helps us to advance further with biodiesel as an immediate alternative for the decarbonization of the Brazilian transportation energy matrix", he comments.

Considered a cleaner, biodegradable, and highly environmentally efficient fuel, biodiesel has also been shown to be compatible with existing automotive engine technology, as indicated by a test released by Biopower earlier this year. The result reinforces biodiesel as a practical, sustainable, and readily available option for reducing transportation-related emissions.

It's worth noting that since last year, the fuel has been undergoing practical tests. A truck from the Dutch manufacturer DAF already uses B100 with the aim of proving the quality of the biofuel as an important substitute for the sector. The truck has already passed 120,000 km of use.

"We want to consolidate our pioneering role in expanding access in Brazil. We will increasingly expand our partnerships with automakers to widely share the efficiency that B100 provides in our transportation ecosystem. I am sure that this is just the beginning of highly promising results", Pereira emphasizes.

Tests with B100 are in line with the expansion movement of biofuels in Brazil's transportation matrix. Since March 1st, the increase in the percentage of biodiesel blend in diesel sold to the end consumer has been in practice. The biofuel index in diesel sold in the country has increased to 14%, and a new increase to 15% is already scheduled from March 1st, 2025.

Through Biopower, JBS is part of the group of the five largest biodiesel producers in Brazil. Last year, the company contributed to a 12.2% increase in product supply to the market. In 2023 alone, 550 million liters of biofuel were sold. Biodiesel consumption in Brazil has shown great growth potential, and in European countries and the United States, biofuel is already available to the entire population.

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