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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, ...
The European Commission now does Full U-Turn on Decarbonizing European Transport
Apparently, the current European Commission’s long term strategy is now formally not to have one. On Wednesday, this Commission formally mapped out, in the ...
Message to IPCC on Climate Change: More Attention to Detail on Brazilian Sugarcane
This week the United Nations scientific panel on climate change (IPCC) published its latest report on climate change. The report, echoing its past findings ...
Sugarcane Ethanol Plays Modest but Important Role Supplying U.S. with Advanced Biofuels
In advance of the Senate Agriculture Committee hearing – entitled Advanced Biofuels: Creating Jobs and Lower Prices at the Pump – UNICA released the following ...
Reviewing the RED
The moment has come for the EU to review one of the main pieces of legislation that influenced the EU biofuels and transport policies in the last few years: ...
Making the right choices now
2016 is the ‘year of implementation’. The year we will have to put together the measures needed not only to achieve the 2030 Framework targets and Energy Union ...
Beyond the “conventional v/s advanced biofuels” dilemma: sustainable biofuels should win!
A few days ago, I was listening to the speech of Vice-President Šefčovič’s at a high-level event in Brussels on biofuels. He said that “all main alternative ...
Sugarcane at the crossroad of agriculture, energy, transport and innovation
This week UNICA’s President Elizabeth Farina was supposed to attend the Apex-Brazil conference in Brussels and talk about the EU-Mercosur trade agreement. The ...
UNICA's contribution to the EU public consultation on the reform of the RED
UNICA's contribution to the EU public consultation on the sustainability of bioenergy
Talkin’ ‘bout my (second) generation
To kick the season off, I’ll be in Stockholm this week to talk about second generation biofuels, and in particular the outlook for ethanol produced in ...
Formal comments to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Renewable Fuel Standard Program Proposed Rule
UNICA provides formal comments to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Renewable Fuel Standard Program proposed rule, entitled, "Renewable Fuel Standard ...
Happy and ready for holidays after COP21
Remember our opinion piece on Euractiv on a scenario outcome for COP21? Even better!
CARB Recognizes Expanded Environmental, Low-Carbon Benefits from Sugarcane Biofuel
Brazilian sugarcane producers applaud the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for once again declaring that sugarcane ethanol is one of the most ...
By Pulling 2014 RFS Target, EPA Preserves Advanced Biofuel Supply For Now
After more than a year of deliberation, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced it will not finalize 2014 volume standards under the ...
Environmental Goods Agreement - how green are the EGA negotiations?
I recently attended a conference in Brussels on the negotiations of the Environmental Goods Agreement (EGA). Quite disappointingly, ethanol is not part of the ...
UNICA Proud To Sponsor Platts Conference On Global Sugar Markets
As 18,000 representatives of the world’s sugar industry gather at this week’s Platts Kingsman Miami Sugar conference, we think the time is perfect to consider ...
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 ...
Biofuels Play Central Role in Brazil’s Climate Goals
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change entered into force in September, starting a coordinated effort by the world’s governments to reduce carbon dioxide ...
On the Road Again
I hope you’ve all had a great winter break and that you’re well rested for what promises to be an exciting year in terms of the transport and energy policy ...
Not all biofuels are created equal...Thoughts on the proposed RED II
The revision of the Renewable Energy Directive represents a tremendous opportunity to foster the further development of clean energy in the European Union for ...
Let’s be smart(er)!
Considering the traffic these days in Brussels, it really looks like EU institutions are back to school, and so are we! And talking about traffic and ...
UNICA’s Comments to EPA on the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards
Brazil’s sugarcane ethanol producers submitted formal comments to the EPA that expressed the industry’s serious concerns about the agency's proposed standards ...
IPCC adopts a more nuanced approach and recognize benefits of biofuels
It’s good to see that a highly regarded institution, like the United Nations, has just released a new report that has the courage ‎to simply follow the ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Why science matters
In its Strategy to decarbonize the transport sector, the Commission made the decision to focus on advanced biofuels only and phase out all conventional ...
Another EU-Brazil Summit on the way, but Can Leaders do What’s Right to liberalize trade on renewable energy?
The annual EU-Brazil summit will take place next week here in the European Union capital, Brussels. There will be plenty of bonhomie as these summits go. We ...
Biofuels Reform in the European Union: Why New ILUC Rules will Reinforce the WTO Inconsistency of EU Biofuels Policy
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