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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.
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.

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