The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) developed this web site to serve as a global information hub on sugarcane products and their economic, environmental and social benefits around the world. holds the potential to be a key building block of because of its and potential to – benefits Brazil has been enjoying for the past 30 years.
Recent Press Releases
- 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.”