Certificate proves transparency about the origin of the 100% renewable energy generated by the company
Bracell, a global leader in the production of dissolving pulp, received the I-REC label (International REC Standard), which certifies the integrity of the 100% renewable energy generated by its operation located in Lençóis Paulista, in São Paulo. The document, issued by the Totum Institute, is yet another indication of the company’s prioritization of sustainable practices.
Daniel Bittencourt, head of Energy at Bracell, explains that the production of sustainable energy takes place from eucalyptus biomass, through the black liquor generated in the production process. “We use adequate systems and controls that guarantee the accuracy and integrity of the generation volumes. As a result, in addition to serving our operations, we managed to make surplus energy available to the national GRID through the connection of the 440 kv substation, with a monthly volume between 150 MW and 180 MW”, he says.
For Marcio Nappo, vice-president of Sustainability and Corporate Communication at Bracell, receiving the I-REC label attests to the transparency regarding the origin of the company’s renewable energy. “We are very happy with this recognition, which reinforces how sustainability is a strategic pillar at Bracell, with consequences in all our processes. The green energy we generate can serve 750 thousand homes or about three million people”.
Since December 2021, Bracell has had official approval – issued by the National Electric System Operator (ONS) and the National Electric Energy Agency (Aneel), for the commercial operation of its thermoelectric plant, with 409,307 MW of installed capacity.
At its unit located in Bahia, the company also works with energy generation from renewable sources, also generated from eucalyptus biomass, through the black liquor generated in this production process. The energy generated supplies the mill and the surplus is sold. In 2022, the company sold a total of 892,491,094 MWh in its operations in Brazil.