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Sugar

BRAZIL
Clients of white and raw sugar are the main industries in the food and beverages sector in the country – local and multinational companies.

WORLD
In the global market, clients for sugar are large refineries, mainly located in the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.

Ethanol

BRAZIL
Clients in the domestic market are major fuel distributors, which acquire both anhydrous ethanol – to be added to gasoline in ratios according to local legislation in force – and hydrous ethanol, intended for consumers in service stations.

WORLD
Worldwide, ethanol clients are mainly located in North America, especially in the United States, through the wholly-owned subsidiary Eco-Energy, which also has Japan as its final destination.

PRODUCTS

Relying on a unique business model in the industry, Copersucar does not have production assets, but rather contracts to acquire sugar and ethanol, mainly supplied by its Partner Mills. Copersucar and its Partner Mills have achieved a level of maturity and readiness for the market that allows them to supply large global consumers.

This is the case for ethanol exports to the United States, which must comply with federal regulation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the California market, which must comply with regulations from the California Air Resources Board (CARB), the state’s environmental protection agency.

The company also has two important certificates, Bonsucro™, which sets out sustainability standards for sugarcane production and is required by both domestic and international clients, and the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), which governs trading of ethanol to Europe.



DEFINITION OF PRODUCT



  • Bulk raw sugar

    It is the product that will be submitted to refining, prior to release for consumption. The crystals are covered by a fine layer of honey, containing other non-sucrose components, which gives its characteristic coloring. It is sold in large volumes, mainly in the foreign market, having large refineries as clients. The main types are VHP (Very High Polarization) and VVHP (Very Very High Polarization).

  • Bagged white sugar

    This is the sugar with one more step in processing, complying with Best Practices in Production and Food Safety, defined by Brazilian Health Surveillance Agency (ANVISA), rendering the product suitable for consumption. It is marketed in 50-kg sacks (in Brazil and abroad) and mainly in 1200-kg big bags for industrial clients such as producers of food and beverages.

  • Anhydrous ethanol

    It receives this name because it is comprised of 99.3% ethanol, practically void of water. It is marketed to fuel distributors to be added to gasoline, currently in a 27% ratio, as per agreement with the Brazilian government. As another example, in the USA, the average is 10%, depending on local regulations. Its use reduces pollution and contributes to the reduction of global warming.

  • Hydrous ethanol

    This ethanol contains up to 7.5% water in its composition and is sold to distributors that market it to end consumers, in service stations. It can be used pure, or mixed in any proportion to gasoline in flex fuel vehicles, very common in Brazil. As with anhydrous ethanol, it provides the same environmental benefits and improves engine performance.

Quality

Copersucar constantly invests in improving quality control in all steps of the value chain. Technical specifications in quality and certifications, as well as compliance with quality assurance standards, are defined according to the needs and demands of each product and market.

All terminals used by Copersucar are submitted to thorough hygiene and cleanliness inspections and to the implementation of systems, such as pest control, prior to being released to receive products. On its own Terminals, an independent inspection company is responsible for collecting samples, monitoring unloading, and analyzing the product to verify compliance with the specifications.

For Copersucar, quality is an important differentiator, combined with the soundness and reliability obtained in the market. The company also adds value to services by customizing services to each client.

LOGISTICS

For products to arrive at their clients in dozens of countries, a complex logistics infrastructure is required, integrated by own and third-party transshipment and storage terminals, in addition to a comprehensive network of contracted highway, railway, and maritime carriers.

LOGISTICS CAPACITY

  • Port terminal dedicated to sugar exporting activities located in the Port of Santos.
  • The largest storage capacity for sugar and ethanol in Brazil, allowing for the storage of 2.5 million tons of sugar and 3 billion liters of ethanol (equivalent to over 18 million barrels).
  • 500 hopper railcars dedicated to the transport of sugar.
  • Multimodal terminals for sugar and ethanol in strategic locations throughout the state of São Paulo.
  • Investments in integrated ethanol storage and distribution systems through pipelines, in partnership with Logum Logística S.A.

MAIN NUMBERS FOR THE CROP-YEAR 2016-2017

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TERMINAL AÇUCAREIRO COPERSUCAR • SANTOS (SP)
Av. Cândido Gafree, s/n • Armazéns VI, XI, XVI e XXI • 11013-240 • Santos/SP
+55 13 3226 2100
+55 13 3226 2147
tac@copersucar.com.br

The Copersucar Sugar Terminal (TAC), located in the Port of Santos (SP), was inaugurated in 1998 and is a strategic point for the company’s export activities. In 2013, it was rebuilt and its capacity was expanded. With the creation of Alvean, there was an increase in handling given the export of sugar from non-partner mills. Cargo handling was also diversified, with soy and corn shipments, allowing for greater use of terminal capacity and the achievement of the operational goal.

Static storage capacity: 300,000 tons of sugar in bulk.
Nominal loading capacity: 10 million tons (5,400 tons/hour).
Greater receiving and unloading efficiency: 36,000 tons/day
Ship loading speed: 60,000 tons/day
Handling large vessels: over 70,000 tons
Greater use of rail transport: Estimated elimination of 100,000 truck hauls per year.

ANTAQ RESOLUTION 3274/14
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BASELINE RATE FOR STANDARDIZED SERVICES
(EXCEPT CLIENTS WITH AN INDIVIDUAL AGREEMENT WITH THE TERMINAL)

Base 2017/2018 crop year:

  • Standard loading cost BRL 45/ton
TERMINAL COPERSUCAR DE ETANOL • PAULÍNIA (SP)
Av. Paris, 4077 • Bairro Cascata • 13146 061 • Paulínia/SP
+55 19 3833 9600

The Copersucar Ethanol Terminal (TCE) started its operation in September 2014, in Paulínia (SP). In 2016, the operation was expanded with two pipelines, each 1.8 km long, which interconnect TCE to Replan – a Petrobras Refinery located in the city, which connect to the Logum ethanol pipeline.

Storage capacity: 180 billion liters.
Operating capacity: 2.3 billion liters of ethanol per year.
2015-2016: The volume of ethanol transported through pipelines corresponds to 10,972 road trips.

TERMINAL MULTIMODAL COPERSUCAR • RIBEIRÃO PRETO (SP)
Rua Peru, 2400 • Distrito Industrial Coronel Quito Junqueira • 14075 310 • Ribeirão Preto/SP
+55 16 3628 2162
+55 16 3628 2152

The multimodal terminal (road and rail) began operating in 2010 and focuses its activities on transshipment operations: sugar is transported by road to the terminal and is then loaded on trains to the Copersucar Sugar Terminal (TAC) in the Port of Santos (SP). Since its inauguration, the unit has received investments that have increased annual sugar handling capacity.

Storage capacity: 70,000 tons
Handling capacity: 1.5 million tons of sugar per year
Reverse loop: capacity for 89 railcars.

 

TERMINAL MULTIMODAL COPERSUCAR • SÃO JOSÉ DO RIO PRETO (SP)
Rua Siqueira Campos, 1000 • Centro • 15010 040 • São José do Rio Preto/SP
+55 17 3212 1788
+55 17 3212 1811

Inaugurated in 2011, the multimodal terminal (road and rail) has the capacity to handle 700,000 tons of sugar per year. With transshipment operations, sugar is transported by road to the unit and is then loaded on trains to the Copersucar Sugar Terminal (TAC) in the Port of Santos (SP).