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Sugarcane Ethanol Producers Respond to Senate Vote Preserving Import Tariff
WASHINGTON, DC, June 14, 2011 - The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate’s 40-59 vote against proceeding with consideration of an amendment offered by Senators Tom Coburn (R-OK) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) that would end the ethanol tax credit and import tariff created in 1980. This statement should be attributed to Leticia Phillips, UNICA’s Representative in North America.
New Global Website Presents Low-Carbon Solutions from Sugarcane
SAO PAULO, June 8, 2011 - Global energy needs are expected to double in the next three decades, pushing carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming higher by as much as 90%. These alarming figures press global leaders to search for low-carbon, renewable options to supply energy. With that in mind, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) today launched a new global website – – to spread the word about clean solutions from sugarcane.
Obama visit to Brazil yields "encouraging" renewable fuels cooperation, according to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association
WASHINGTON, DC, May 21, 2011 - Two important announcements involving renewable energy made on the opening day of U.S. President Barack Obama’s official visit to Brazil, both directly relevant to Brazil’s successful sugarcane ethanol industry, are encouraging signs that Brazil and the U.S. are on a path to achieve free, unobstructed trade for clean, renewable biofuels.
Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) welcomes European Union’s cautious approach to Indirect Land-Use Change (ILUC)
BRUSSELS, January 12, 2011 - The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) is pleased that the European Union is pursuing a vigilant and cautious approach to indirect land-use change (ILUC) as it relates to biofuels and bioliquids. The report issued by the European Commission on December 22 is an example of continued commitment to improving the science behind ILUC.
U.S. Senate decision on Bush-era tax cuts “disappointing,” should lead to WTO dispute settlement on ethanol protection, says Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association
WASHINGTON, DC, December 15, 2010 - Following today’s U.S. Senate decision (81-19) to approve an US$858 billion bill extending the Bush-era tax cuts for two years – a bill that maintains ethanol subsidies and a US$0.54 per gallon tariff on imported ethanol, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) is issuing the following statement.

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