Sulzer pump technology enabling biofuel production

Sulzer pump technology has been selected by Raízen, Brazil’s largest producer of ethanol from biomass feedstock, as a supplier for their new second-generation ethanol (E2G) processing facilities.

Sulzer is supplying a range of special metallurgy, process, and utility pumps to process raw materials in support of renewable biofuel production for three new facilities. Made with sugarcane waste from Raizen’s conventional bioethanol production, E2G production has the potential to increase efficiency by up to 50% while reducing emissions.

Raizen recently presented its 2023 Paceiro Raiz Award to Sulzer for regularly exceeding expectations in product quality and service delivery. With over 6,000 suppliers, award criteria include greenhouse gas reduction actions, commitment to the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi), Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG), and diversity initiatives. The company plans to build a total of 20 new second-generation ethanol (E2G) processing facilities by 2030.

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