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Watch the videoThe Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) developed this web site to serve as a global information hub on sugarcane products and their economic, environmental and social benefits around the world. Sugarcane ethanol holds the potential to be a key building block of global energy security because of its proven environmental benefits and potential to stimulate economic growth – benefits Brazil has been enjoying for the past 30 years.

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Sugar subsidy policies in Pakistan and India raise concern among Brazilian farmers
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) is concerned with the increase of sugar exports from Pakistan, which are subsidized by the local government. This kind of action causes distortion in international commercial practices and directly impacts the price of the product, which has been falling again since January 2017.
Council’s decision on RED II – Member States afraid of their own ambitions toward decarbonizing transport
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) welcomes the decision reached by the EU Energy Ministers on 18 December 2017 to set a Member State binding target of renewable energy in the transport sector of 14% by 2030 and to preserve the 7% cap for conventional biofuels. However, UNICA is disappointed with the loopholes in the text, which lower the EU’s ambition to reduce GHG emissions.
UNICA disappointed by ENVI vote on the RED II proposal
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association – UNICA – has expressed its disappointment with the vote of the Environment Committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament on biofuels that took place on Monday 23 October.

Media Contacts

In Europe

Géraldine Kutas
+32 (0) 2 211 0535
brussels@unica.com.br

In North America

Letícia Philips
+1 (202) 506-5299
washington@unica.com.br

In Brazil

Av. Brig. Faria Lima,  2.601 – 9th floor
São Paulo, SP
CEP: 01451-001
Phone: +55 11 3643-2700
Fax: +55 11 3643-2843
www.cdn.com.br

Licia Martinez
55 11 3643-2762
+ 55 (11) 4084-4800 PABX
licia.martinez@cdn.com.br 
www.cdn.com.br

 

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Biofuels in the Renewable Energy Directive – the final call

On 17 May representatives of the European Parliament, member states and the European Commission will meet to negotiate the provisions on biofuels in REDII. This might be the last chance to find a compromise that ensures the future of a technology that is critical to reduce carbon emissions in transport.

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