BENRI (Biomass Energy Research Institute) is the first rating system for independent rating of sugarcane, sugar, ethanol-producing units and energy from bagasse. The BENRI rating system was especially developed for the sugar and ethanol industry, critically analyzing the performance related to farm and industrial activities of sugarcane producers and processors. The institute’s rating promotes the interaction of all agents involved in production, financing and trading of sugar, ethanol and other sugarcane byproducts, including banks, risk rating agencies, trading companies, fuel distributors, input suppliers and investors. For more information go to: www.benriratings.com
With 30 years’ experience in Brazilian and international markets, BTG Pactual is the leading Investment Bank in Latin America. It has approximately 2,700 employees working in 17 offices in Brazil, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, the US, the UK and China. The bank is active in the areas of Asset Management, Investment Bank and Wealth Management. In 2013, it was voted the Most Innovative Investment Bank in Latin America by The Banker and the Best Investment Bank in Brazil and Chile by World Finance. Its Asset Management area was voted the Best Fund Manager in Brazil by Exame magazine and Fundação Getúlio Vargas for two consecutive years (2012 and 2011) and has R$188.8bn in funds under management and/or administration. Since 2004, the Investment Bank area has been the leader in equity issuances in Latin America according to Dealogic. In 2013, it was voted the Best M&A House (Brazil) and the Best Equity House (Brazil, Chile and Latin America) by Euromoney. In the same year, it led the rankings of fixed income deals involving Brazilian companies in the international market (Dealogic) and M&A deals in Brazil (Thomson Reuters). Also in 2013, the Wealth Management area, with R$65.5bn in assets under management, was voted the Best Private Banking Service in Brazil by The Banker and Euromoney magazines. BTG Pactual’sResearch team was also voted the Best Research House in Latin America (2012) and Brazil (2013 and 2012). According to Institutional Investor, the Bank offered the Best Sales&Trading Service in Latin America (2013) and Brazil (2013 and 2012).
Copersucar S.A. is the largest Brazilian sugar and ethanol commercialization operation with integrated production and the biggest exporter of these products in the country, active in the major world markets. The Company has an 18% share in the Brazilian sugar and ethanol market and commands a 10% share of the sugar traded freely on the world market (2010/2011 crop). Copersucar has a unique business model that integrates all the links of sugar and ethanol production, commercialization and logistics chain, from operational planning to product delivery to the end customer in Brazil and abroad. In addition to the production of its 48 partner mills – located in the states of São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Goiás and Paraná – the company commercializes the sugar and ethanol of around 50 non-partner mills, on a non-exclusive basis.
DATAMAPS is the largest georeferenced database of sugar and energy sector in Brazil and one of the largest in the world. This department was created by DATAGRO aiming to simplify and develop a strategic plan to participants working in renewable energy markets.
DATAMAPS has over 1,000 sugar and ethanol plants, in 5 continents, catalogued and georeferenced.
EXCELLENCE IN DOCUMENTATION ON EXPORT AND CUSTOMS PROPER PROCEDURES
The DEAG is one of DATAGRO's divisions, specialized in documentation and customs procedures. Since 1990, it offers services regarding the analysis of trade operations, emission of documents and customs channels, guaranteeing agility and safety in all stages of the process.
These services allow a quick customs dispatch, procurement of boarding documents, and dependable statement of the process, providing reduction of time span and operational and financial costs in the export and import settlement.
Our team is composed for 32 collaborators distributed in three offices: São Paulo , Recife and Santos .
In 2008, the DEAG had managed more than 500 exporting ships – producing more than 1600 complete sets of boarding documents – and a volume of 1.6 million metric tons (tonnes) of sugar and 320 thousand cubic meters of ethanol.
Aiming to facilitate the export project, making it as rewarding as possible for the client, we provide the following services:
• Analysis of commercial export contracts
• Advice on pricing policy
• Procurement of export licenses
• Customs proper procedures
• Emission of export documents
• Negotiation of documents with the bank.
FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural, industrial, environmental and consumer markets globally for more than a century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. In 2011, FMC had annual sales of approximately $3.4 billion. The company employs approximately 5,500 people throughout the world, and operates its businesses in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals. For more information, visit www.FMC.com.
Geocane provides integrated analyses of sugarcane, sugar and ethanol markets, complemented by detailed information and maps obtained by remote satellite sensing. The unique perspective provided by satellite sensing, in addition to attesting by our team of information collected, results in privileged and high credibility data, including: estimates of the total cultivation area, sugarcane quality and total volume harvested; harvest monitoring, rainfall in producing areas, productivity and specific analyses to support operations. Geocane is an advanced tool for understanding and anticipating the sugar & ethanol market trends. For more information go to: www.geocane.com.br.
PINE is a Brazilian commercial bank focused on companies and seeks to meet its clients’ diverse needs in a personalized manner. The Bank has a wide range of products and qualified professionals that understand each company and propose individual solutions for their needs. Today, Banco PINE has the main resources necessary for sustained growth: qualified human capital, comfortable capitalization and adequate funding. These resources enabled the Bank to increasingly provide better service by constantly creating new solutions, generating client captivity and promoting an environment that is propitious for cross-selling. The agility and creativity when serving clients are the main features of the Bank. These features were achieved thanks to the management model, which combines concise internal structure, reduced number of hierarchy levels and a meritocracy-based culture.
São Martinho Group is one of the largest sugarcane groups in Brazil with a crushing capacity of 14 million tons of sugarcane in the 11/12 harvest and a prime logistics platform to transport its products. São Martinho Mill, the group's unit located in Pradópolis, is the world's largest sugarcane processor, with a record 8.4 million tons achieved in the last harvest. The Group is considered a benchmark in the industry, with approximately 90% average rate of mechanization
Santa Cruz, located in the Araraquara region, has capacity to crush 4 million tons of cane per harvest, focusing on production of VHP sugar, anhydrous and hydrous ethanol, and electricity. It is characterized by the constant pursuit of excellence in its processes, always aligned with best management practices reaching rates above 90% of raw cane and mechanized harvest and planting. It is one of the pioneers and industry references in implementation of the Sustainability Policy.
Nova Fronteira is a joint venture between São Martinho Group and Petrobras Biofuels focused on ethanol production in the Center-West region of Brazil. Through investments of R$700 million projected to take place in the next few years, Boa Vista Mill is expected to reach 8 million tons of cane crushed, becoming the largest sugarcane-based ethanol distillery with total production of 700 million liters and cogeneration of 600 000 MWh.