BP started to produce biofuels in Brazil in 2008, when it became a shareholder of the Tropical BioEnergia plant located in Edéia, Goiás. It was the first international energy company to invest in Brazilian sugarcane ethanol.
The company now has full ownership of three ethanol production plants, two in Goiás and one in Minas Gerais. In 2014, BP concluded the expansion of the Tropical plant, doubling its productive capacity and increasing the combined capacity of the three mills to 10 million tons per year. Over the last three years, over R$2 billion has been invested in improving the efficiency and productivity of these plants.