We are one of Brazil's largest ethanol producers, with an annual production volume of approximately 2 billion liters. Considered the "biofuel of the future," ethanol (or ethyl alcohol) is produced from the processing and fermentation of sugarcane. This represents a major competitive advantage for Brazil in comparison to other countries and helps to maintain a cleaner, more renewable energy grid.


On the domestic market, we sell mainly anhydrous and hydrous ethanol fuel through our network of Shell-branded service stations. These products are also sold to various industrial sectors. An example of ethanol use is in the production of what are called "green plastics" (i.e. those made from biodegradable materials).

We allocate a portion of our alcohol production for industrial purposes; neutral alcohol and fuel ethanol for the export market. Our main customers are export and import companies that distribute our products in different countries.

Ethanol types

  • Hydrous Ethanol Fuel: Directly supplies the engines of vehicles

  • Brazilian Standard Hydrous Ethanol: Intended for domestic use and ether production

  • Japanese Standard Hydrous Ethanol: The same use as the Brazilian Standard. Ethanol of the highest quality with great export demand.

  • Korean Standard Hydrous Ethanol: The same use as the Brazilian Standard. It is an intermediary quality ethanol that is in high demand for export

  • Alcoholic distillate: Used in the production of alcoholic beverages, it is produced by mixing neutral ethanol with demineralized water, yielding a product of lower alcoholic content than the neutral hydrous ethanol

  • Anhydrous Ethanol Fuel: Used as an additive in gasoline mixtures

  • Industrial Grade Anhydrous Ethanol: Used in the formulas of cleaning products, by the chemical industry and for production of paints and varnishes

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Exportações Fraudulentas de Açúcar

A Raízen alerta seus clientes e público em geral sobre tentativa de terceiros não autorizados realizarem exportações fraudulentas de açúcar em seu nome. Reforçamos que o canal de comunicação com a empresa é o e-mail sugar.export@raizen.com e que não anunciamos açúcar no site alibaba.com.

Caso qualquer pessoa e/ou empresa faça contato por e-mail diverso informando que representa a Raízen, e/ou qualquer empresa do seu grupo econômico, para exportação de açúcar, não realize a transação e informe imediatamente para Auditoria.Interna@raizen.com.


Sugar Fraudulent Exports

Raízen warns your clients and the general public about the attempt by unauthorized third parties to perform sugar fraudulent exports on its behalf. We emphasize that the communication channel with company is the e-mail sugar.export@raizen.com and that we do not advertise sugar on web site alibaba.com.

If any person and/or company makes contact by other e-mail informing that he or she represents Raízen, and/or any company of Raízen’s economic group, concerning sugar exports, do not perform the transaction and immediately report to Auditoria.Interna@raizen.com.