Erasmo Carlos Battistella

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BSBIOS founder Erasmo Carlos Battistella, in brief.

Erasmo Carlos Battistella

Home: Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.  Age: 44.  Birthplace: Itatiba do Sul.  Profession: Administrator.  Organization: BSBIOS.  Title: President.  Pronouns: He/Him/His.  Significant other: Luciana Girardello Azambuja Battistella.  Alma mater: Universidade Norte do Estado do Paraná (UNOPAR).  Languages spoken: Portuguese, English and Spanish.

Current project: Advanced Biofuels and Ethanol Unit.  Recent recognition: Troféu O Equilibrista, 2018.  Latest contribution to others: Serving on the BSBIOS board of directors and as chairman of TecnoAgro's board.  What’s been your big (or biggest leap)? Biofuel.  Hobbies: Running.  Recent travel or adventure: Europe with my family - Italy, Switzerland, and Sweden. Last book read: Os Axiomas de Zurique, by Max Gunther.

Personality profile: Innovative and entrepreneurial.  What one word would your closest friend use to describe you? Loyal.  Moral compass: Transparent.  How do you define a perfect friendship? Trustworthy.  How do you define an ideal business relationship? The same.  What is your greatest joy? Time spent with my family.  What occupation, other than your own, do you most admire? Teamwork.  What is your favorite place (or way) to spend money? On, or with my family.  How do you relieve stress? Exercise.  What is your go-to workout? Running. What ingredient is essential to your perfect vacation? Family.

What was your first paying job? As a salesperson at a farm supply and fertilizer store.  What was your favorite childhood toy or game? Soccer.  What’s prominently featured on your home or office wall? Family photos.  Besides your parents, who has had the greatest influence on your life? Jesus Christ and John D. Rockefeller.  As a kid, what did you first want to be when you grew up? A soccer player.  What modern technology innovation do you most appreciate? In the agro area – no-tillage.  What is your favorite app? WhatsApp.  What is your go-to source of news and information? WhatsApp.  What world event has had the greatest influence on your life? COP 26.  

What change are you working on to effect in your profession or field?

Contributing to the building of a more sustainable world.  

What change would you like to see in the world? Nature's preservation.  What message do you want to send out into the world? We need to act now!

Personal mission: To leave a legacy to my daughters.  Personal motto: Don't sit in your comfort zone.  Wake up to a new challenge every day.  Personal insight: I have a feeling inside that it's always possible to do more.  Personal attitude: I always have my feet on the ground.  I don't let myself forget where I come from and the values I learned with my parents and grandparents. Favorite quote: “To have a big dream requires the same effort as having a small dream” (Jorge Paulo Lemann).

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