Santa Candida Acucar e Alcool Ltda
Santa Candida Sugar and Alcohol ltda. (Santa Candida Sugar) is an independent sugar cane spirit producer. The company is engaged in the plantations as well as processing of sugar cane to produce sugar, fuel alcohol and other related products. Presently, the company has plantation area of around 30 thousand hector (Kha), in which it produces around 88 ton/s cane with an average longevity of six cuts. In addition to this, the company produces around 147 kg of ATR per ton of cane processed. The company owns and operates a sugar refinery and manufacturing plant. The plant process around 2.9 million tons (Mnt) of sugar cane per harvest and produces 200 thousands tons of sugar along with 130 million liters of ethyl alcohol. The company is headquartered in Bocaina, Brazil.
The company also owns and operates thermoelectric plants with installed capacity of 29 megawatts (MW). Currently, it produces around 23 MWh of electricity, in which the company utilized nearly 8 MWh for self consumption and the remaining 15 MWh transmit and sells to local power retailer and distributors. The company is focusing and planning to provide flexible and integrated approach toward sustainable bioethanol as well as toward energy production from renewable sources. Further, it is focusing to produce high quality alcohol to blend with conventional fuel to produce a quality of bioethanol.