The result of a joint venture between Cosan and Shell, Raízen is one of Brazil’s five largest companies in terms of revenue and the country’s third-largest fuel distributor. It is also Brazil’s leading sugarcane and ethanol producer and the world’s largest individual exporter of cane sugar.
Raízen Combustíveis, the company’s fuel distribution arm, manages a nationwide distribution network of more than 6,000 Shell service stations, 960 convenience stores and 67 distribution terminals. It also operates aviation fuel distribution service in 64 airports.
Raízen Energia annually produces over 4.1 million tons of sugar and 2.1 billion liters of ethanol for both the domestic and export markets. Its power generation assets have the capacity to generate 940 MW of energy from sugarcane bagasse. Raízen Energia is recognized as one of the world’s most competitive producing companies in its segment.
Comgás is Brazil’s largest natural gas distributor, serving 177 cities in the state of São Paulo. It connects large natural gas reserves to the country’s key consumer markets: the São Paulo metropolitan area and its densely populated surrounding regions (Campinas, Baixada Santista and Vale do Paraíba). Its portfolio of over 1,7 million residential, commercial and industrial customers is complemented by the supply of compressed natural gas (CNG) used in vehicles. Comgás also supports cogeneration projects and supplies natural gas to thermal power plants.
One of Brazil’s largest players in its segment, Moove globally distributes and produces lubricants and base oils under the Mobil and Comma brands. Its successful management model has been replicated in countries such as Spain, Uruguay, Paraguay and Bolivia.
In Brazil, the company is engaged in the distribution of base oils, production and distribution of Mobil brand lubricants and management of Zip lube, a franchise chain specializing to automotive services. Outside Brazil, it markets Mobil products in South America (Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay) and Europe (Spain), and is present in 40 European and Asian countries through the brand Comma.
The company has two plants: one in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the other in Kent, England, with combined annual production capacity of over 2 million barrels of lubricants and specialty chemicals.
Cosan biomassa, a joint venture between Cosan and Sumitomo Corporation (one of Japan's largest business conglomerates), is the first company in the world to produce and sell biomass pellets produced from sugarcane straw and bagasse. This pioneering technology developed by Cosan uses exclusively sugarcane waste to produce pellets that can be used as drop-in substitutes for coal, natural gas and fuel oil to generate power and heat.
The company has a pellet production plant near the city of Jaú in São Paulo, with installed production capacity of 175,000 tons a year, which is expected to reach 2 million tons by 2025 and 8 million tons later if projected demand for the product materializes. The production forecast is consistent with the target for renewable and sustainable energy generation set by various countries, including Japan, South Korea and the United Kingdom.