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Tereos reduces the consumption of more than 3.4 million liters of diesel and avoids 9 thousand tons of carbon emissions



Committed to the sustainability of its entire production chain, Tereos, one of the leading companies in the production of sugar, ethanol and bioenergy in the country, reduced the consumption of more than 3.4 million liters of diesel in its fleet throughout 2023 compared to the previous year.

As a result, the company stopped emitting 9 thousand tons of CO2* in the period, contributing to the company's decarbonization strategy by reducing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles in its fleet.

The significant savings were obtained through a series of initiatives adopted by Tereos throughout the harvest. Among them, the company invested in the use of diesel additives across its entire fleet and started using S-10 diesel in 100% of its vehicles and equipment. The fuel is less polluting than S-500 diesel as it has less sulfur in its composition, in addition to promoting greater efficiency and improving engine performance.

Training drivers and agricultural machinery operators, as well as calibrating and ballasting tractors, were other initiatives that impacted the reduction in diesel consumption. Real-time monitoring of equipment carried out by the COA (Agroindustrial Operations Center) made it possible to identify, through telemetry, idle engines, optimizing vehicle management.



“Sustainability is at the heart of our business strategy. Increasingly, we invest in projects that reinforce this commitment and allow us to reduce our impact on the environment. Diesel consumption is one of the biggest carbon emitters in our operation and initiatives like these contribute fundamentally to our decarbonization journey”, comments Felipe Mendes, Director of Sustainability, Institutional Relations and New Business at Tereos.

“Through these actions, we reinforce our commitments to a low-carbon economy without compromising operational efficiency. We are always looking for solutions aimed at decarbonization, such as our investment in the biogas plant, which can be used to obtain biomethane, an alternative to fossil fuels”, adds Everton Carpanezi, Director of Agroindustrial Operations.

In the last cycle, the company also invested in fleet renewal which, according to current legislation, requires the use of Arla in the fuel. The reagent's function is to reduce emissions, transforming toxic materials into elements that are not harmful to the environment. For the 2024/2025 harvest, Tereos is updating the fleet of sugarcane trucks with Euro 6 engines, which are more efficient, consume less fuel and, consequently, have lower carbon emissions.

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