The Biodiesel sector in Brazil emerged in 2005, with the creation of the National Program for the Production and Use of Biodiesel (PNPB), which established targets for the use of Biodiesel in the national energy matrix.
Initially, with the start of the project, biodiesel accounted for only 2% of the Diesel composition. Over the years this participation has increased and today biodiesel already represents 10% of the fuel sold in the country.
Binatural was one of the pioneers in the production of Biodiesel in the State of Goiás. Investing in new technologies, processes and in its workmanship, which resulted in a certified quality product, the company has registered a consistent growth, following the evolution of the sector.
This growth is supported by the pillars of socio-environmental responsibility, developing actions to protect the environment, and social sustainability, increasing its participation in the National Program for Strengthening Family Agriculture (PRONAF) in several Brazilian states.
Binatural was founded with the construction of a 30 thousand liters/day capacity plant. The mixture of Biodiesel and Diesel is still voluntary in Brazil, up to 2% proportion.
First sale of Biodiesel of the company, participating in the auctions L-6 and L-7. Biodiesel mixture becomes mandatory 2% in the commercial Diesel. A new plant is build, with a capacity for 120 thousand liters/day, which starts to sell regularly in December 2008.
The mandatory proportion is raised to 4%. The plant capacity is expanded again and reaches 300 thousand liters/day. Since then, Binatural successfully participates in all Biodiesel auctions promoted in the country.
New expansion of the plant, which increases the capacity to 450 thousand liters/day. The mandatory proportion is now 5%. Binatural sells 67,000 m³ of Biodiesel and establishes itself as an important consumer of alternative raw materials - being today one of the main consumers of these in the center-west of Brazil.
The proportion rises to 7%.
Binatural already sells about 86 thousand m³ of Biodiesel and starts to export co-products.
With 80% growth in the last four years, the company celebrates ten years of production as a stablished player in the domestic market. Annual production is 124 thousand m³.
The mandatory proportion rises to 10%. Sales of 140 million of liters, record of operation.
Further increase in the mandatory blend. Projected sales of 160 million liters.