ERB was founded in 2008 in Brazil, an innovative biomass-to-energy company
ERB develops and invests in integrated energy cogeneration projects (combined heat and power) from biomass for industrial clients that seek:
Reduction in energy costs and carbon emissions, best social-environmental practices
ERB works with long term contracts, guaranteeing our clients the continuous operations of their productive plants from biomass energy
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ERB’s core business is to offer an energy supply solution to each client, integrating the three phases of the “biomass to energy” (BtE) chain
Biomass origination; Conversion into an efficient fuel, if needed; Transformation into energy or direct sale of fuel. Our business | 3
ERB seeks agro-forestry excellence, industrial excellence and technology excellence
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Focus on proprietary biomass production in Brazil;
Use of degraded areas only;
Control of the most appropriate cultures.
Low cost of biomass production
Use of the most efficient proven technologies for processing, depending on the type and use of feedstock.
Processing of biomass into fuel
Integrated solution for energy supply dedicated for each client.
Best available conversion technologies
Based on these principles, we seek “To be a reference in biomass to energy, as a sustainable, innovative and high market value company”
In December 2010 ERB signed a long term energy supply (industrial steam) contract with Dow Chemical’s plant in Candeias (BA) and will sell the power to the grid, from the use of biomass to energy
ERB-Dow Bahia ProjectReplacing fossil fuel for bioenergy | 5 Biomass cultivated for energy use ... ...production of biomass... Transport to Candeias Project information Fuel: eucalyptus chips Capacity (power): 13,0 MW Steam generation: 130 t/h CO2e emission reductions: 180.000 ton/year Power sold to grid Cogeneration Plant Industrial steam
ThermochemicalBiorefinery 6 Gasifier CHxOy -> CO + H2 + others Fuels Chemicals Plastics Steam and power Efficient COGEN Green chemical plant Power sold to the grid (all year long)
BiochemicalBiorefinery 7 Fuel - Ethanol Sugarcane plant (fibre= biomass sugar = ethanol) Sugarcane (fibre + sugar) Ethanol (EtOH) Steam and power Green plastic plant Other biomass Efficient COGEN MEG – PET EDC – PVC Poliethylene Ethene Power sold to the grid (all year long)