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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.

Policies in the United States

Policies in the European Union

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Unintended Consequences from EPA Proposal Could Limit U.S. Access to Advanced Biofuels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accepted comments on a proposal that would allow, among other things, biofuel producers to partially process renewable feedstocks at one facility and further process them into renewable fuels at another facility. EPA intends this broad rule to increase the economics and efficiency of producing biofuels, particularly advanced and cellulosic biofuels, a goal Brazil’s sugarcane biofuel producers broadly support.

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