Located in Lages, southern Brazil, the biomass plant started its generation in 2003 producing clean and renewable energy from the use of waste from the wood and forest industry. The cogeneration process produces energy in a clean and renewable way, adding value to the production chain, generating employment and local income.
In addition, several actions benefit the local population in the area of sports, education and cultural development. The Lages biomass plant is part of the Ekos Brasil project.
Certified by the United Nations in the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), Lages generates carbon credits for avoiding methane emissions from the decomposition of biomass. This enables companies to offset carbon emissions and contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); A global call to action to end poverty, protect the environment and climate, and ensure that people everywhere enjoy peace and prosperity.