In the search for new markets, the Brazilian group Guarani sought ways to reach the U.S. market. This week, the Group managed get the registration of CARB – Air Quality Council of California, which allows to trade in the U.S. state ethanol produced in two of its units.
The document issued by the agency certifies that the ethanol from these units is classified as a low carbon fuel. Experts say the California adopts stricter environmental legislation in the United States.
To get the CARB certificate, the two plants had to meet strict environmental requirements.
With the prediction of crushing 18.5 million tons in 2012/13, Guarani produced 1.3 million tons of sugar and 503 million liters of ethanol last season. Moreover, sold 271 MWh of energy from biomass.