International Sugar Journal

Sugar and ethanol business segment in Brazil: Indebtedness and main impacts of Renovabio program [Full subscriber]

Abstract  This paper describes and discusses the current economic and financial status of Brazilian producers of sugar and ethanol, and evaluates the major impacts provoked by RenovaBio, the largest and most ambitious program for renewable biofuels in the world, to be in full force from December 26th, 2019. In order to describe the impacts of RenovaBio the authors classify the sugar-ethanol producers in 3 major groups, taking into consideration, mainly, the level of indebtedness per ton of crushing capacity, the payment ability and the main features of the mill companies, including their capacity to sell surplus cogenerated power to national…

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