Biofuel refinery plant in Sao Paolo, Brazil (BR)

Bioflex plant uses sugarcane waste to produce 82 million liters (22 million gallons) of second-generation ethanol a year. Gradin expects to invest 4 billion reais ($1.7 billion) through 2020 to open at least 10 additional biofuel and biochemical facilities.

Ongoing conflict? no
Conflict type Bioenergy plants
Resources agricultural products
Issues 1 social, 2 ecological, 3 economical, 4 cultural
Keywords biofuel, refinery, Sao Paolo, Brazil, sugar cane
Start date 2013
End date 2014
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests The company is interested in increasing the capacity of second-generation ethanol from sugar cane. Farmers are not satisfied with the price paid
Barriers for dialogue Lack of common actions to find the suitable price for the raw material
Forums for dialogue Joint roundtables and discussions
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation