Sao Manoel (IFC-40264)

  • Brazil
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Specific Location
São Manoel, São Paulo
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  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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  • Agriculture and Forestry
  • Energy
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 42.00 million
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Loan Amount (USD)
$ 42.00 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Apr 26, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Apr 11, 2018

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Project Description

According to the bank, the proposed investment consists of a US$42.0 million A/B loan that will finance (i) the climate friendly upgrade of existing equipment to improve energy efficiency; (ii) capex to renew around 5,600 hectares, expand 4,000 hectares of sugarcane and implement agri-smart techniques to increase the lifespan and the productivity of the plantations; (iv) investments in social programs; and (v) investments to upgrade and replace existing machinery.

Usina Açucareira S. Manoel S/A (“Sao Manoel” or the “Company”) is a medium-size sugar and ethanol producer in Brazil, with just over 2,100 direct employees. Founded in 1949, Sao Manoel is located in the Municipality of Sao Manuel, in the central region of Sao Paulo State. The sugar cane plantations are located within five neighboring municipalities, covering approximately 46,500 hectares, typically located within 23 km from the mill. The Sao Manoel facility can crush 4.3 million tons of sugarcane a year and, as of FY16/17, produced 225,000 tons of sugar, 128,000 m3 of ethanol and 3,750 tons of inactive dry yeast.

Investment Description
Private Actor 1 Private Actor 1 Role Private Actor 1 Sector Relation Private Actor 2 Private Actor 2 Role Private Actor 2 Sector
- - - - Copersucar SA Parent Company -
- - - - Usina Açucareira São Manoel SA Client -

Contact Information

The company uses a number of channels to communicate with external stakeholders. Through the company’s website,, e-mails can be sent to various departments.


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