The 2020/2021 crop ended with 5,0 million sugarcane crushed in the period.
Besides sugarcane ethanol, Cerradinho also produces ethanol through corn crushing. In November 2019, Neomille was inaugurated, the corn ethanol plant, which crushed during the 2020/21 crop 465 thousand tons of corn.
The sugarcane and corn processing evolution in the last five years is shown in the following table.
In the 2020/21 crop, 647 million liters of hydrous ethanol were produced, with 205 million liters coming from corn, 29% more than the previous crop.
Electricity is a relevant product to CerradinhoBio. The company has been a member of the National Interconnected System (SIN) of electricity since 2011, cogenerating clean and renewable energy. In 2020/21, a total of 362 thousand GWh were exported to the SIN, in addition to 110 GWh cogenerated that were destined for Neomille (eletricity and steam equivalent).
In addition to corn ethanol, in the 2020/21 crop were produced 124 thousand tons of its co-product, DDGs (corn meal). With regard to corn oil, 5 thousand tons were produced during the 2020/21 crop. Both products are used in the animal nutrition market.