BSBIOS was founded on April 15th, 2005 to produce biodiesel. It is a modern plant strategically located in Passo Fundo/RS installed near the production of soybean and canola, which are its main sources of raw material. Its capacity installed is more than 160 million liters of biodiesel per year.
On June 12th, 2007 the official production of biodiesel began. The process is followed in its all stages through a complete laboratory that carries out tests and analysis in order to certify the efficiency and quality of the product. The oils processed have soybean as the main raw material.
On August 1st, 2007, the Ministry of Agrarian Development - MAD published on the Diário Oficial da União the Concession of the Right to Use the Social Fuel Stamp to BSBIOS, which the biodiesel producer will have access to aliquots of PIS/ Pasep Social Integration Program) with PASEP (Public Servant Fund) and Cofins (Social Security Financing Contribution) with different reduction coefficients besides the use of the Social Fuel Stamp for commercial purposes.
The Social Fuel Stamp is a component of identification provided by the Ministry of Agrarian Development to biodiesel producers that promote social inclusion and region between EMBRAPA - Clima Temperado de Pelotas/RS and it has the support of the Federação dos Trabalhadores na Agricultura in Rio Grande do Sul – FETAG-RS, the Associação Riograndense de Empreendimentos de Assistência Técnica de Extensão Rural - EMATER, Ministério do Desenvolvimento Agrário - MDA, Colégios Agrícolas das Regiões Norte, Missões and Planalto do Rio Grande do Sul, Universities and several companies of seeds and fertilizers.
From March 2008, BSBIOS began to count on a unit of canola and soybean reception, located in Passo Fundo/RS, on RST 153, on the leave to Porto Alegre/RS. This unit has capacity to receive 32.000 thousand ton of grains.
On March 6th, 2008, BSBIOS became the first company in Brazil to receive authorization from the National Agency of Oil, Natural Gas and Biofuels - ANP to export biodiesel.
On August 2009, Curitiba/PR adopted the use of the B100 in urban collective transportation. The biofuel is provided by BSBIOS only. The buses ride on the urban path of BR-476, in the Paranaese capital. This was the first initiative of Brazil operating 100% with biofuel in urban buses.
On 19 of November, 2009, BSBIOS Marialva and Petrobras Biofuels (PBio) signed a partnership with paritary participation, to produce biodiesel in the town of Marialva/PR. The industry has production capacity of 190 million liters of biodiesel/year.
On May 14th, 2010, BSBIOS Marialva was officially inaugurated. The unit produces biodiesel through vegetable oil extracted from soybean and bovine tallow, besides improving canola in Paraná.
On November 18th, 2010, the Unit of Grain Processing of BSBIOS began to work. It has capacity for crushing 2500 thousand ton/day. The complex counts with three warehouses which has capacity for 120 thousand ton of grains and 66 thousand ton of bran.
On March 2011, the paranaense capital began to count on the lengthiest bus in the world, that is, it has 28 meters long and with capacity for 250 passengers. The bus runs with biodiesel provided by BSBIOS only. Other 32 articulated buses ride through Curitiba/PR by using 100% of biodiesel.
On May 31st, 2011, BSBIOS received certification GMP+B2 and GMP+B3 issued by the DNV (DET NORKES VERITAS).
On July 1st, 2011, BSBIOS and Petrobras Biofuels (PBio) signed a partnership with paritary participation for the production of biodiesel in the town of Passo Fundo/RS.
From August 2011, BSBIOS began to have other unit of grains reception in the town of Caseiros/RS. It has capacity of 6.300 thousand ton for grains reception.
On November 22nd 2011, the Unit of Grains Processing of BSBIOS was officially inaugurated and it has the presence of Governor of Rio Grande do Sul State, Tarso Genro.
On June 2012, BSBIOS, the City Hall of Curitiba, Volvo and Marcopolo launched the Hibribus during Conference Rio+20, a hybrid bus which runs by using biodiesel and electricity. When it is compared with vehicles Euro 5, which are compulsory in the Brazilian market from this year, the Hibribus emits up to 50% less particulate matter, 50% less nitrogen oxide and 35% less carbon dioxide. There are 30 vehicles Hibribus riding in Curitiba/PR with biofuel provided by BSBIOS only.
From October 2012, one more grain reception unit started to work in the town of Ciríaco/RS. It has capacity to receive 24.000 thousand ton of grains.