With an eye on the future, Citrosuco is substituting fuel oil with alternative fuels that have a lower environmental impact, mainly sugarcane bagasse. This substitution results in a reduction of 66% in greenhouse gas emissions.
Citrosuco has financed the formation of a nursery for energy cane seedlings that will serve as the basis for the production of biomass specifically for use by the company. Energy cane resulted from the crossbreeding of selected sugarcane varieties among those that have a high level of biomass production content, that is, they produce dry matter at rates higher than 70 metric tons/hectare/year.
In this way, Citrosuco is migrating towards an energy mix that is cleaner, more efficient and more competitive.