PBR Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. Petrobras




Washington, D.C. 20549





Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934


For the month of April, 2020


Commission File Number 1-15106




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Brazilian Petroleum Corporation - PETROBRAS

(Translation of Registrant's name into English)

Avenida República do Chile, 65 
20031-912 - Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Federative Republic of Brazil

(Address of principal executive office)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F. 


Form 20-F ___X___ Form 40-F _______


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.


Yes _______ No___X____



Petrobras starts binding phase of BSBios


Rio de Janeiro, April 27, 2020 – Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras, following up on the press release disclosed on January 23 , 2020, informs that its wholly-owned subsidiary Petrobras Biocombustível S.A. (PBio), on its behalf and representing its partner RP Biocombustível Ltda, is initiating the binding phase of the competitive process regarding the joint sale of all shares issued by BSBios Indústria e Comércio de Biodiesel Sul Brasil S/A (BSBios).


Qualified parties for this phase will receive a process letter with detailed instructions on the divestment process, including guidelines for due diligence and submission of binding proposals.


This disclosure is in accordance with the guidelines for the divestiture of Petrobras and PBio and with the special regime for the divestiture of assets by federal mixed-capital companies, provided for in Decree 9,188/2017.


This transaction is in line with the portfolio optimization and the improvement of the company's capital allocation, aiming at maximizing value for our shareholders.


About BSBios


BSBios owns two biodiesel plants:



Passo Fundo Biodiesel Plant, located in the city of Passo Fundo, in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, with a production capacity of 414,000 m³/year, a crushing capacity of 1,152,000 tons/year and a storage capacity of 120,000 tons of grains, 60,000 tons of bran and 7,500 m³ of biodiesel; and



Marialva Biodiesel Plant, located in the city of Marialva, state of Paraná, with a production capacity of 414,000 m³/year and a storage capacity of 3,000 m³ of vegetable oil, 1,500 m³ of animal fat and 4,500 m³ of biodiesel.



For more information:



Av. República do Chile, 65 – 1803 – 20031-912 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ.

Tel.: 55 (21) 3224-1510/9947 | 0800-282-1540


This document may contain forecasts within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act), and Section 21E of the Securities Trading Act of 1934, as amended (Trading Act) that reflect the expectations of the Company’s officers. The terms: “anticipates”, “believes”, “expects”, “predicts”, “intends”, “plans”, “projects”, “aims”, “should,” and similar terms, aim to identify such forecasts, which evidently involve risks or uncertainties, predicted or not by the Company. Therefore, future results of the Company’s operations may differ from current expectations, and the reader should not rely solely on the information included herein.






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.






Date: April 27, 2020.


By: /s/ Andrea Marques de Almeida


Andrea Marques de Almeida

Chief Financial Officer and Investor Relations Officer