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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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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.
The Commission’s proposal fails to keep in the market sustainable biofuels that truly reduce GHG emissions
“The Commission falls short of making an effective differentiation between types of first generation biofuels and misses the opportunity to promote those which perform best in terms of GHG emission savings. The push for advanced biofuels is welcome and we hope that the industry will be able to deploy them according to the indicated timeline.” said Géraldine Kutas, Head of International Affairs at UNICA.

Media Contacts

In Europe

Géraldine Kutas
+32 (0) 2 211 0535

In North America

Letícia Philips
+1 (202) 506-5299

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

Licia Martinez
55 11 3643-2762
+ 55 (11) 4084-4800 PABX


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20 World Bio-Markets Conference

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

20 – 22 March 2018
24 8th Annual Platts Kingsman Geneva Sugar Conference

Geneva, Switzerland

24 – 25 April 2018
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An EU-Mercosur trade deal: A balancing act

The EU-Mercosur deal is a worthwhile prize: the largest bilateral trade deal yet, connecting two markets of almost 800m consumers and at the same time setting a signal against the protectionist tendencies pushed by the Trump administration. Let's go for it!

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