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Global leaders are searching for clean, renewable options to provide energy and reduce petroleum use. Sugarcane has emerged as an important alternative for meeting those needs with its demonstrated ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, diversify energy supplies and spur economic development.

Government policies will play a major role in determining whether sugarcane realizes its full potential. This section provides an overview of relevant policies either in place or under discussion. It’s a mixed bag that often includes a combination of smart incentives, but also barriers to progress.

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Brazil to Launch Ambitious Biofuels Program

Building, in part, on the successes and lessons learned from two signature American policies, Brazil is poised to launch a government program that will support the continued development and use of low-carbon, clean biofuels. This new initiative, dubbed RenovaBio, will play a key role in meeting Brazil’s ambitious commitments made at the Paris climate summit in December 2015.

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