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November 29, 2021

UTE Pradopolis Biomass Power Project, Brazil

By Carmen

UTE Pradopolis Biomass Power Project is a 40MW biopower project. It is planned in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2024 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in January 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 40 40 Permitting Sao Paulo, Brazil Sao Martinho


The project is being developed and currently owned by Sao Martinho.

The project is expected to generate 210GWh of electricity. The project cost is expected to be around $173m.

Bagasse will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2024. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by January 2025.

About Sao Martinho

Sao Martinho SA (Sao Martinho), is a subsidiary of LJN Participacoes SA, produces and sells ethanol, sugar, electricity and other byproducts. It operates four facilities in Sao Martinho, Iracema, Santa Cruz, and Boa Vista mills. The company also produces and sells ribonucleic acid sodium salt, which is used in pharmaceutical and food industries. The company also generates electricity. Its byproducts yeast, used for animal feed, fusel oil used as a solvent and pure amyl ethanol.. Sao Martinho is headquartered in Pradopolis, Sao Paulo, Brazil.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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