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Copersucar advances its energy transition strategy with renewable aviation fuel



Copersucar, a Brazilian company that operates in the global biofuels and natural food market, reaffirms its commitment to sustainability and contribution to enabling scaled solutions for decarbonization, taking another important step in its energy transition strategy. Copersucar S.A. and Evolua Etanol were recently certified to sell ethanol for the manufacture of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Aligned with the Group's ecosystem, the associated plants Barra Grande and São José, both members of the Zilor group, achieved ISCC CORSIA (Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation) certification.

SAF, produced from ethanol derived from sugar cane, can be a solution with relevant impacts on the aviation industry, as it reduces the total volume of emissions by up to 80%, when compared to conventional fossil fuels.

Tomas Manzano, CEO of Copersucar, expressed his enthusiasm with this achievement and emphasized the importance of this certification for the national and international markets. "The certification of Brazilian ethanol reinforces the importance of the effective contribution that the sugar-energy sector and the country can offer to energy transition commitments and a low-carbon economy. The provision of safe, cleaner and renewable energy sources is a global challenge , and we are firmly committed to enabling solutions at scale to face this challenge.”, he adds.


The company's objective is to certify all associated plants. “We want to be positioned to offer products at scale to the market.”, assesses Manzano.


Fuel of the Future

Copersucar is aligned with the recent announcement made by the Federal Government during this week's UN Sustainability event, which concerns the "Fuel of the Future" program. This initiative aims to improve the eco-efficiency of transport in the country, with a particular focus on the road and air transport segments, through measures to minimize their environmental impact. As a result, by 2037, airlines operating domestic flights will be required to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 10%, in a gradual manner that starts at 1% from 2027.

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