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Unica Joins Global Renewable Fuels Alliance
On July, 13th, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) welcomes UNICA and President, Elizabeth Farina as its newest member. “Brazil is truly a trailblazer in the global biofuels industry, not only as one of the world’s largest producers of biofuels, but one of the first,” said Bliss Baker, spokesperson for the GRFA. “As the largest ethanol producer in Brazil, we are honoured to have UNICA join our ranks to represent the industry on the world stage.”
UNICA: Now it’s time to think about a post-2020 biofuels policy
“UNICA is glad that the process is finally coming to a conclusion, as the industry urgently needs predictability to continue operating. We look forward to a continued improvement of the framework for the post-2020”, said UNICA CEO, Elizabeth Farina, referring to the ENVI Committee vote on the ILUC dossier.
UNICA pleased with Environment Committee support for Bioethanol
“UNICA congratulates European Members of the European Parliament for confirming the need to promote biofuels which have the highest environmental credentials, such as bioethanol” said Géraldine Kutas, Head of International Affairs at UNICA. Despite the adoption of a 6% cap for conventional biofuels, the Environment Committee took three important steps to promote sustainable biofuels and contribute to the decarbonisation of transport.
UNICA wants changes in the government’s energy policy and a direct dialogue with President Rousseff
Elizabeth Farina, CEO of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), said today that she hopes to have a direct exchange with newly re-elected President Dilma Rousseff, thereby allowing Rousseff to fulfill the commitment she made in her first speech after re-election to be the President of the dialogue, of change and one who will support producing sectors, especially industrial sectors.
Pursuit of ideal conditions to resume Industry growth will be top priority for new UNICA CEO
The definition of success for Brazil’s sugar-energy industry in coming years is directly connected to identifying the right conditions to bring back investments and expand production. The statement came from the new CEO at the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), Elizabeth Farina, as she began her first day at the helm of the top organization representing Brazilian ethanol, sugar and bioelectricity producers.

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Unintended Consequences from EPA Proposal Could Limit U.S. Access to Advanced Biofuels

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has accepted comments on a proposal that would allow, among other things, biofuel producers to partially process renewable feedstocks at one facility and further process them into renewable fuels at another facility. EPA intends this broad rule to increase the economics and efficiency of producing biofuels, particularly advanced and cellulosic biofuels, a goal Brazil’s sugarcane biofuel producers broadly support.

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