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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.
Brazilian Sugarcane Biofuel Producers Applaud Increased EPA Support for Advanced Renewable Fuels
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (known by the acronym “UNICA”) today commented on the final 2017 renewable fuel standards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The association’s statement should be attributed to UNICA’s President, Elizabeth Farina.
Brazilian Sugarcane Biofuel Producers Urge Increased EPA Support for Advanced Renewable Fuels
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (known by the acronym “UNICA”) today commented on proposed 2017 renewable fuel standards by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The association also issued the following statement, which should be attributed to UNICA’s President, Elizabeth Farina.

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Decarbonising transport: This is the time to get it right*

The European Parliament will soon vote on the recast of the renewables directive (RED II). One of the most effective solutions available today to decrease carbon emissions in transport is the use of sustainable biofuels. The European Parliament needs to make sure that we harness solutions that can tackle climate change in the short-term. Sustainable bioenergy, particularly sugarcane ethanol, is one of those options.

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