The industry operates in the city of Ijuí, a municipality 70 kilometres away from the company`s head office, located in Santa Bárbara do Sul.
Besides being located in a strategic region, facilitating the logistics for receiving soybean, raw material used in the production of biodegradable fuel, the industry counts on a railway network in full operation as well.
The importance of biodiesel:
Biodiesel is a biofuel that is a source of clean and renewable energy, originating from different plant species such as sugar cane; of oleaginous plants - such as soybeans (the case of biodiesel from Três Tentos), corn, canola, babassu and castor bean, for example -; and forest biomass.
As a gain in the environmental area, the use of biofuels to replace fossil fuels between 2008/2017, should avoid the release of 570 million tons of CO2, according to the Ministry of Environment.
Inside biodiesel trading in the Brazilian market, we provide our product to the most recognized fuel and energy distributors in the country. They are important players in this business to help social, economic and environmental development for Brazil.
The major motivations for biodiesel production are the social and environmental benefits that this new fuel brings.
With the support of the Ministry of Agrarian Development (MDA), biodiesel in Brazil became a great incentive program for family agriculture.
Besides being renewable energy that can replace 100% diesel oil, it has a direct return to the producer.
The Social Fuel Seal, for example, was born with the biodiesel program and is the primary mechanism created by the federal government to ensure distribution of income along with the market growth of this biofuel. Três Tentos holds the Social Seal, maintaining a close relationship with the family agriculture. With this policy, the company helps to supplement the income of small farmers and contributes to their stay in the field, thus ensuring the participation of family farming in the National Program for Production and Use of Biodiesel (PNPB). The producers who participate in the program receive technical assistance from planting to harvest and obtain a differentiated value for soybean sack.