The Logum project has major potential to prevent gaseous effluent emissions, primarily Greenhouse Gases (GHG).Logum is responsible for the construction and operation of pioneering project worldwide - the Ethanol Logistics System, which includes the installation in the Brazilian Southeast and Central-West regions of ethanol pipeline and waterway transport corridors. The project will also involve highway (tank trucks) and cabotage (ships) transport.
The complex logistics system will complement the existing modes of transport in these regions, offering improved efficiency for ethanol transport. It will bring one of our greatest sources of wealth – biofuel made from sugarcane – to important consumer centers in the country, while also facilitating its arrival to the ports for export and cabotage.
With an investment of approximately R$ 7 billion, the system will traverse 69 municipalities, connecting the main ethanol production regions - São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul - to the main storage and distribution point in Paulínia (SP), from where the ethanol will be transported for delivery in the Metropolitan Regions of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, as well as to Santos Port for export and cabotage.
Part of this integrated system will consist of a long distance pipeline, extending some 1,300 km, which will connect the regions of Jataí (GO) and Paulínia (SP).
The first phase of the project, between Ribeirão Preto and Paulínia, in rural São Paulo, is already in full operation. When concluded, the project will have an installed transport capacity of up to 21 million cubic meters of ethanol per year. Over 10,000 direct and indirect jobs will be generated.
This system presents environmental and economic benefits, since besides reducing the logistics costs of the entire process, it also offers a new transport alternative that helps significantly reduce pollutant emissions.
Approximately R$ 7 billion
Operation initiated in August 2013
Minas Gerais, Goiás, Mato Grosso do Sul, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo
Integrated logistics systems