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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.
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.

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