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U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard

Maintain American Access to Clean, Advanced Biofuels

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Sugarcane ethanol plays a modest but important role supplying the U.S. with advanced biofuels. Learn more.

Sugarcane Solutions Blog

IPCC adopts a more nuanced approach and recognize benefits of biofuels

It’s good to see that a highly regarded institution, like the United Nations, has just released a new report that has the courage ‎to simply follow the empirical evidence about the benefits of responsibly produced biofuels.

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Products
One Plant, Many Products One Plant, Many Products

Humans have cultivated sugarcane for many centuries to produce sugar. But only recently has high-tech innovation started unlocking other useful products that are clean and renewable. Learn how sugarcane can now provide food, energy, packaging and more.

Virtual Mill Tour
Tour a Virtual Sugarcane Mill Tour a Virtual Sugarcane Mill

Take a behind-the-scenes look at a working sugarcane mill in Brazil. Our virtual tour will show you how the plant works, from careful planting and harvesting to ethanol production and bioelectricity production.

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Resource Library
Statistics and Studies Statistics and Studies

We’ve compiled the most important research, studies and statistics on sugarcane. Consult our library for in-depth information on its production, trade and use.

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Sustainability
Providing Food and Fuel Providing Food and Fuel

Brazil has replaced almost forty percent of its gasoline needs with sugarcane ethanol while simultaneously doubling grain production during the past ten years. The country is not only feeding itself better but also much of the world thanks to high-productivity agriculture.

Sugarcane Benefits
A Cleaner, Healthier Planet A Cleaner, Healthier Planet

Reduced greenhouse gas emissions and petroleum use. A more diverse energy supply. Job creation and economic growth. Learn more about the many advantages sugarcane can offer.

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Sustainability
Protecting Precious Resources Protecting Precious Resources

The Brazilian sugarcane industry is committed to sustainability. Find out about best practices for land use planning and the industry’s dedication to responsible labor conditions.

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Brazilian Experience
A Leader in Renewable Energy A Leader in Renewable Energy

In the past 30 years, Brazil has become a leader in renewables. Sugarcane played a key part in this transition and now supplies almost 16% of all Brazilian energy. Learn how sugarcane helps reduce oil dependency and increase energy security.

Brazilian Experience
Making Gasoline the Alternative Making Gasoline the Alternative

Flex fuel vehicles that can run on either gasoline or pure ethanol account for 90% of new car sales in Brazil. That means consumers have a choice at the pump, and they’ve chosen to replace almost forty percent of the country’s gasoline needs with sugarcane ethanol.

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Resource Library
Sugarcane Statistics Sugarcane Statistics

While more than 100 countries cultivate sugarcane, Brazil grows more than any other. Brazil is the world’s largest sugar producer and second largest ethanol producer, behind the United States. Find the latest harvest and export data in our resource library.

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Unlocking the Power of Sugarcane

This remarkable plant has the potential to lower carbon dioxide emissions, create jobs, reduce petroleum use and help create a healthier, cleaner planet. Watch our brief video to learn more.

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