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.

Pedra Fundamental


Foundation Stone

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.

Acordo com Governo do RS


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.

Início da Produção de biodiesel


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.

Selo Combustível Social


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.

Cooperação de Pesquisa com Embrapa


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.

Inauguração Unidade de Recebimento de Grãos


Inauguration of the Grain Receiving Unit

In March 2008, the first Grain Receiving Unit (soybean and canola) located in Passo Fundo/RS was inaugurated.

Autorização para exportação


Export Authorization

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.

Aquisição Unidade Marialva


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 em Curitiba/PR


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.

Associação com a Petrobras Biocombustível PR


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.

Inauguração da BSBIOS, em Marialva


Inauguration of BSBIOS in Marialva

On May 14, 2010, BSBIOS Marialva was officially inaugurated. The unit produces biodiesel through vegetable oil and animal fats.

Operação Esmagadora


Operation Overwhelming

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 no maior ônibus do Mundo


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.

Certificação GMP+B2 e GMP+B3


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.

Associação com a Petrobras Biocombustível


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.

Unidade de Recebimento de Grãos - Caseiros


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.

Inauguração da Unidade de Processamento de Grãos


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 na Rio+20


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.

Unidade de Recebimento de Grãos - Ciríaco


Grain Receiving Unit - Ciríaco

From October 2012, work began on more grain receiving unit in Cruzaltinha, in the municipality of Ciríaco/RS.

Aquisição de 14 Unidades de Recebimento de Grãos


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.

Exportação de Biodiesel


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.

Certificação ISCC


ISCC Certification

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.

Presidente de Honduras


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.

Acreditação NBR   ISO/IEC 17025


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.

Venda das Unidades de Recebimento de Grãos


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.

Relatórios de Sustentabilidade


Sustainability Reports

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.

Certificação Great Place to Work


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.

Presidente do Paraguai


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.

Presidente do Paraguai


ISCC Certification

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.

Consolidação Societária


Corporate Consolidation

On December 23, 2020, ECB Group acquired the 50% of BSBIOS shares owned by Petrobras Biocombustível, unifying 100% of the company.


Announcement of the Omega Green biorefinery in Paraguay

The Omega Green project is the largest private investment in Paraguay's history and includes the construction of the first advanced biofuels plant in the Southern Hemisphere. Renewable diesel or HVO, renewable aviation kerosene or SPK, and Green Naphtha will be produced.


Launch of ESG manifesto and strategy

The document establishes the company's ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Strategy, called '10 Cs', which define the commitment to create and share value for the sake of sustainability.


Aprobio Quality Seal

On June 30, the Company received the certification of the 'APROBIO Quality Seal – Biodiesel Super A' for the Passo Fundo/RS and Marialva/PR units. The Seal is a voluntary audit program of the member mills of the Association of Biofuel Producers of Brazil - APROBIO, which evaluates the capacity to produce biodiesel according to quality standards that exceed the Brazilian specification and also the use of good practices for the shipment of the product.


Acquisition of MP Biodiesel, new BSBIOS Switzerland

BSBIOS acquired 100% of the MP Biodiesel plant located in Domdidier, in the Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. The unit uses exclusively canola UCO and, to a lesser extent, sunflower as raw material.


ISO 14001 e 45001

In March, the industrial units of Passo Fundo and Marialva received the certifications of ISO 14001, which refers to the Environmental Management System, and ISO 45001, concerning the Occupational Health and Safety Management System, through an external audit, carried out by the certifying body BVQI – Bureau Veritas Quality International.


Structuring of a Decarbonization Plan

The Action Plan for decarbonization and energy transition will seek to implement practical solutions and measures in strategic areas: seeking energy efficiency in the industry, working on the value chain of suppliers and inputs, establishing new models of mobility and transportation of products that impact emissions, implementing technologies and solutions to reduce emissions, and developing training and awareness among employees and stakeholders.


Protocol of intent with the government of Rio Grande do Sul for the implementation of an ethanol plant

The document establishes articulated actions to enable investments in the first phase of the implementation of a plant unit that produces ethanol and bran from the processing of cereals (corn, wheat, triticale, rice, sorghum, among others).


Launch of the Ser Sustentável Program

On June 30, the Ser Sustentável Program was launched, in partnership with the Friends of the Environment Cooperative (COAMA) and the Association of Entities of the TransformAção Project, which will act as suppliers and partners in the search for raw material (used cooking oil – UCO), collected in the community for the Company.


First green financing

Santander Brazil has granted financing linked to ESG commitments to BSBIOS, in the Sustainability Linked Loan modality.


Launch of the 2 SC Program

On August 22, the 2SC Sustainable Supplier Credit Program was launched, an initiative aligned with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) principles, with the objective of increasing quality and promoting the permanent performance of the supply chain, aiming to mitigate risks and achieve eco-efficiency, as well as ensuring the participation of companies in the sustainable fuels market through certifications.


Gold Seal

Be8 won the Gold Seal in the Brazilian GHG Protocol Program, certifying its inventory of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions with the highest level of qualification.


Acquisition of the La Paloma unit in Paraguay

BSBIOS has acquired the La Paloma Industrial Complex, a company located in La Paloma del Espíritu Santo, in the Department of Canindeyú, Paraguay. The complex has a soybean crushing and biodiesel production unit.


First export of LCFS/EPA certified biodiesel to the United States

In February 2023, we completed the first Brazilian biodiesel export operation to the United States. The volume was Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) certified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).


Evolution of the BSBIOS brand to Be8

On turning 18 years old, BSBIOS updated the brand and is now Be8. The change reflects the strategic growth and internationalization process of the national leader in biodiesel production, which consolidates itself as a global technology company focused on renewable energies.


Announcement of the Soybean Crushing project in Marialva

On June 14, the construction of the Soybean Crushing unit in Marialva/PR was announced. The facility will have a processing capacity of 5,000 tons per day of soybeans to produce soybean oil, meal and hulls.


Announcement of the Ethanol Project in Passo Fundo

On August 4, the investment in the largest large-scale ethanol plant in Rio Grande do Sul was announced. The unit will process 525,000 tons per year of cereals, producing 209 million liters of ethanol (anhydrous or hydrated), 140,000 tons per year of bran for the animal protein chain and 35,000 tons/year of vital gluten. The announcement was made in the presence of the Vice President of the Republic, Geraldo Alckimin.