Usina Cerradao - A/B Loan (IDBI-14200-01)

  • Brazil
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Financial Institutions
  • IDB Invest (IDBI)
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Voting Date
May 3, 2023
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Usina Cerradao
A public entity (government or state-owned) provided with funds or financial support to manage and/or implement a project.
  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Energy
  • Industry and Trade
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 39.63 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Loan Amount (USD)
$ 39.63 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, this amount is converted to USD ($) on the date of disclosure. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IDBI website

Updated in EWS Jan 23, 2024

Disclosed by Bank Dec 20, 2022

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Project Description
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English disclosure:

As stated by the IDB Invest, the proposed financing consists of a long-term loan of at least R$280 million, with an 8-year term and 30-month grace period, so that Usina Cerradao can increase its sugarcane storage capacity from 4.2 million to 7 million tons/year. Such an increase in capacity will consequently allow the company to increase its production of sugar and ethanol, as well as its capacity to collect electricity by 57%, by burning a greater volume of residual biomass (sugar cane bagasse).
The increase in energy consumption will still allow Cerradao to remain self-sufficient in its operational needs, in addition to allowing the company to increase its supply of clean renewable energy to the market by approximately 95%.

Brazilian disclosure:

O financiamento proposto consiste em um empréstimo de longo prazo de até R$280 milhões, com prazo de 8 anos e 30 meses de carência, para que a  Usina Cerradão possa aumentar a sua capacidade de moagem de cana-de-açúcar de 4.2 milhões para 7 milhões de toneladas/ano. Tal aumento de capacidade permitirá, consequentemente, que a empresa eleve a sua produção de açúcar e etanol, assim como de sua capacidade de cogerar eletricidade em 57%, por meio da queima de um maior volume de biomassa residual (bagaço de cana).
O aumento da cogeração enérgetica permitirá, ainda, que a Cerradão se mantenha autossuficiente em suas necessidades operacionais, além de permitir que a empresa aumente em aproximadamente 95% a oferta de energia limpa renovável ao mercado.

Investment Description
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Private Actors Description
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Usina Cerradao is a sugar cane production company based in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Usina Cerradao Client Agriculture and Forestry

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IDB Invest Team Leaders:

Maher Alexandre Guedes Kafrune

No contacts available at the time of disclosure.

Client - Usina Cerradao:

Rodrigo Campos Rezende - Gerente Administrativo
Phone: +55 34 3421-1800
Address: Rod. MG 255 Km 30, Zona Rural, Frutal-MG, Caixa Postal 4


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