BSBIOS was founded on April 15, 2005 in Colorado/RS. After feasibility study, it was concluded that Passo Fundo/RS should be the installation site of the industry.
On June 20, 2006, the company's cornerstone was inaugurated, with the presence of several authorities, including the President of the Republic, Luís Inácio Lula da Silva.
Agreement with the Government of RS
In November 2006, an agreement was signed with the Government of the State of Rio Grande do Sul to promote biodiesel, aiming at the planting of oilseeds for biodiesel production. Caixa RS, Emater, Fepagro, Embrapa and Bank of Brazil are also part of the protocol of intentions.
Biodiesel production began
On June 12, 2007, biodiesel production began officially, with a capacity to produce 345 m³/day, i.e., 124.2 million liters of biodiesel per year. The process is monitored in all stages, in a complete laboratory, which performs tests and analysis, certifying the efficiency and quality of the product.
Social Fuel Seal
In August 1, 2007, the Grant of the Right to Use the Social Fuel Seal for BSBIOS was published. The Social Fuel Label is an identification component granted by the Federal Government to biodiesel producers that promote social inclusion and regional development through the generation of employment and income for family farmers framed in the criteria of the National Program for Strengthening Family Agriculture - Pronaf.
Research Cooperation with Embrapa
In October 2007, a research cooperation network was formed with the BSBIOS Development Department for the cultivation of alternative crops such as canola, sunflower and castor bean. The network is formed in a partnership with EMBRAPA - Temperate Climate of Pelotas / RS, and with the support of FETAG-RS, EMATER, the Ministry of Agrarian Development - MDA, the Agricultural Colleges of the North Regions, Missions and Plateau of Rio Grande do Sul, Universities and several seed and fertilizer companies.
Inauguration of the Grain Receiving Unit
In March 2008, the first Grain Receiving Unit (soybean and canola) located in Passo Fundo/RS was inaugurated.
On March 6, 2008, BSBIOS became the first company in Brazil to receive authorization from the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels - ANP to export biodiesel.
Acquisition of the Marialva Unit
BSBIOS acquired a biodiesel production unit in the municipality of Marialva/PR. The place was going through a process of judicial recovery, was with an unfinished and abandoned industry. BSBIOS invested in civil works, equipments and licenses to recover the site.
B100 in Curitiba/PR
In August 2009, the city of Curitiba/PR adopted the use of B100 in urban collectives; the biofuel is supplied exclusively by BSBIOS. Buses run on the urban stretch of the BR-476, in the capital of Paraná. This was the first initiative in Brazil, operating 100% with biofuel in urban buses.
Association with Petrobras Biocombustível PR
On November 19, 2009, BSBIOS Marialva and Petrobras Biocombustíveis (PBio) signed a partnership, with equity, for biodiesel production, in the municipality of Marialva/PR. The industry started with a production capacity of 127 million liters of biodiesel/year.
Inauguration of BSBIOS in Marialva
On May 14, 2010, BSBIOS Marialva was officially inaugurated. The unit produces biodiesel through vegetable oil and animal fats.
On November 18, 2010, went into operation the Grain Processing Unit with initial capacity to crush 2,500 ton/day of soybeans. The complex has three warehouses, with a capacity of 120,000 tons of grain and 66,000 tons of bran.
Biodiesel in the largest bus in the world
In March 2011, the capital of Paraná began to have the largest bus in the world in length, with 28 meters and capacity for 250 passengers. The collective is powered by biodiesel, supplied exclusively by BSBIOS. Another 32 articulated buses, powered with 100% biodiesel also run through Curitiba /PR.
GMP+B2 and GMP+B3 Certification
On May 31, 2011, BSBIOS received GMP+B2 and GMP+B3 certification, issued by DNV (DET NORKES VERITAS). This certification attests compliance with international requirements related to Food Safety in its production and marketing chain.
Association with Petrobras Biocombustível
On July 1, 2011, BSBIOS and Petrobras Biocombustíveis (PBio) signed a partnership with a two-way stake in biodiesel production, also in the municipality of Passo Fundo/RS.
Unit of Receipt of Grains – Caseiros
As of August 2011, BSBIOS happens to have one more unit of grain receipt, in the municipality of Caseiros / RS.
Inauguration of the Grain Processing Unit
On November 22, 2011, the Grain Processing Unit was officially inaugurated, with the presence of the Governor of the State of Rio Grande do Sul, Tarso
Hibribus at Rio+20
In June 2012, BSBIOS, together with the city hall of Curitiba, Volvo and Marcopolo, launched, during the Rio+20 Conference, the Hybrid, a bus powered by biodiesel and electricity. There are 30 Hibribus vehicles circulating in Curitiba/PR, with biofuel supplied exclusively by BSBIOS.
Grain Receiving Unit - Ciríaco
From October 2012, work began on more grain receiving unit in Cruzaltinha, in the municipality of Ciríaco/RS.
Acquisition of 14 Grain Receiving Units
On February 28, 2013, BSBIOS announced the acquisition of 14 grain receiving units that belonged to Coxilha Fertilizers, located in the north of the State of Rio Grande do Sul. A seed production unit was also acquired in Lagoa Vermelha (RS). They are located in Valinhos, in Passo Fundo, Água Santa, Três Pinheiros, in Sananduva, Muitos Capões, Capão Bonito do Sul, Lagoa Vermelha, Esmeralda, Tapejara, Capo-Erê, in Erechim, Sertão, Charrua, Rio Telha, in Ibiaçá, Engenho Grande, in Água Santa and Vila Lângaro.
Export of Biodiesel
On June 25, 2013, BSBIOS became the first company in Brazil to export biodiesel commercially. The first cargo, of 22 ton, was destined for Europe.
In January 2014, BSBIOS' two industrial plants, in Passo Fundo and Marialva, received the International Sustainability Certification (ISCC) (International Sustainability and Carbon Certification) for biodiesel produced in the units.
President of Honduras
On June 16, 2014, BSBIOS received a visit from Honduran President, Juan Orlando Hernández and Honduran Congress President, Mauricio Oliva. The authorities were learning more about the project in the areas of energy, especially biodiesel and agribusiness.
Accreditation NBR ISO/IEC 17025
In October 2014, the laboratories of the Passo Fundo and Marialva plants were accredited in NBR ISO/IEC 17025 by the National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology (INMETRO), a standard that internationally standardizes the activities of the testing and calibration laboratories. Accreditation ensures the reliability of the results of the analyses performed for certification of biodiesel produced in the units.
Sale of grain receiving units
On July 1, 2016, BSBIOS signed a sales contract for the fourteen Receiving and Storage Units of BSBIOS for Cooperativa Cotrijal. The negotiation provides for a cooperation agreement whereby Cotrijal will supply raw materials (soybeans) to BSBIOS. The strategy was to keep the focus on the industry.
In 2017, BSBIOS began the practice of publishing the Sustainability Report, based on the international Global Report Initiative - GRI methodology, in an engaging manner, through its employees, stakeholders and consulting of the Foundation Institute of Economic Research - FIPE.
Great Place to Work Certification
In May 2019, BSBIOS participated in the evaluation process of Great Place to Work – GPTW, being recognized as a great company to work for. The research evaluated management practices in five dimensions, such as respect, credibility, impartiality, camaraderie and pride in belonging to the company.
On November 14, 2019, BSBIOS was certified in the National Biofuels Policy (Renovabio), being empowered to participate in the CBios market (Decarbonization Credits) from animal fats.
President of Paraguay
On December 5, 2019, Paraguayan President, Mario Abdo Benítez was getting to know closely a biodiesel industry, similar to the investment that the ECB Group, by entrepreneur Erasmo Carlos Battistella, will make in the city of Villeta, near Asunción, Paraguay.
In August 2020, the two industrial plants of BSBIOS, in Passo Fundo and Marialva, received again the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) for biodiesel produced in units from animal fats.
On December 23, 2020, ECB Group acquired the 50% of BSBIOS shares owned by Petrobras Biocombustível, unifying 100% of the company.