Day 78 – Fazenda Barbacena to Londrina

Great day – visit to Usina Vale do Ivai in the morning – sugar and alcohol production plant – always learn something new when I go there.It’s one of the most self sufficient industries I know of:– Sugar cane by itself is a renewable source of energy– The fibers of the sugar cane are burnt to produce enough electricity for the entire plant + surplus to sell back to the grid– The soot from the burnt fibers is spread on the soil as a fertilizer– The unused/old yeast is used as an additive to livestock feed– The “vinhaca” – a … Continue reading “Day 78 – Fazenda Barbacena to Londrina”