This study aimed to analyze and quantify the environmental impacts associated with the production of BEKP in China, which is supplied by large-scale eucalyptus plantations.
In order to make the results of this study comparable to existing international studies, 1 air-dried ton (ADT) of BEKP with 10 percent moisture content ready at the pulp mill gate was defined as the functional unit.
Should prices for BEKP fall below $600 per ton during 2009 and 2010, Aracruz's total debt-to-EBITDA ratio and its FFO adjusted leverage ratio could both climb to above 3x.
Aracruz is the largest producer of BEKP in the world, with a nominal production capacity of 3.
Through the first nine months of 2006 the company's cash cost of production was one of the lowest in the world, averaging US$190 per ton of BEKP