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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.
UNICA regrets the Commission’s black and white approach to biofuels in the Communication on low-emission mobility
Today the European Commission published a Communication on low-emission mobility which lays down its vision and strategy for transport over the next few decades. While the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) acknowledges the Commission’s clear support signal towards advanced biofuels – as they certainly represent one way forward to decarbonize transport – it is also deeply concerned about the gradual phase out of first-generation biofuels. As the Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) Directive last year, this approach discriminates against all first-generation biofuels regardless of their actual GHG emission reductions.
UNICA Appreciates EPA Increasing Advanced Biofuels in Final RFS Rule
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (known by the acronym “UNICA”) issued the following statement regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final renewable volume obligations for 2014-2016 through the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). It should be attributed to Elizabeth Farina, UNICA President.

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