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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 ...
The Impact of Ethanol Use on Food Prices and Greenhouse-Gas Emissions
Are EU sustainability criteria for biofuels compatible with WTO rules?
That’s the question many of us are grappling with today. With the aim of meeting environmental goals, the European Commission is now due to finalize the very ...
UNICA's Comments to EC's Consultation on Indirect Land Use Change Impacts of Biofuels
Sugarcane production needs to expand to accommodate the booming demand for sugarcane derived-products, and especially for clean and renewable sugarcane ...
Measuring Changes in Land Use
To accommodate the increasing demand for sugarcane-derived products, Brazil has taken the lead in managing growth responsibly to allow an increase in ...
Sugarcane Benefits
Sugarcane has the potential to lower carbon dioxide emissions, create jobs, reduce petroleum use and help create a healthier, cleaner planet.
Greenhouse Gas Reductions
The most recognized is sugarcane ethanol which reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent on average compared to gasoline. That’s the best carbon ...
New Ecofys study guts "land grabbing" charges against EU biofuel policy
Ecofys, a well-respected Dutch consultancy, is out with a new study that effectively eviscerates the association of biofuels with “land grabbing,” that ...
Land use dynamics and sugarcane production
Chapter 2 of "Sugarcane Ethanol: Contributions to Climate Change Mitigation and the Environment"
Prospects of the sugarcane expansion in Brazil: impacts on direct and indirect land use changes
Chapter 3 of "Sugarcane Ethanol: Contributions to Climate Change Mitigation and the Environment"
UNICA Position on European Union Efforts to Amend the RED/FQD and to Account for the Indirect Effects of Biofuels
Carbon storage in sugarcane fields of Brazilian South-Central region
UN food meeting: Let’s not forget the positive role biofuels can play in promoting development
The United Nations’ Committee on World Food Security (CFS) met last week in Rome and, not surprisingly, biofuels were again at the centre of a hot debate. ...
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 ...
UNICA position on the proposed new Renewable Energy Directive (RED II)
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 ...
Biofuels: The Clock is Ticking
The ENVI committee will soon reopen discussions on the ILUC proposal in second reading, under the leadership of the new rapporteur, Nils Torvalds. However, the ...
Biofuels Reform in the European Union: Why New ILUC Rules will Reinforce the WTO Inconsistency of EU Biofuels Policy
Calculating Greenhouse Gas Savings
Leading environmental officials in the United States and European Union agree that sugarcane ethanol is a high-performing renewable fuel that can help reduce ...
Let the second reading start!
After a short break occasioned by the European elections in May, it will soon be time for new and returning Members of the European Parliament to embark on ...
EU Member States miss another opportunity to lead on advanced biofuels
After the stalemate at the December Council where a blocking minority of Member States prevented the adoption of a Council common position on ILUC, Member ...
UNICA's Letter to EC's Public Consultation on "Biodiverse Grasslands, Biofuels and Bioliquids"
Agro-Ecological Zoning Brochure
Council position on ILUC finally adopted by EU Energy Ministers
Today, European Energy Ministers finally adopted the Council’s position on ILUC. I have expressed already my disappointment for the lack of ambition showed by ...
Food Price Determining Factors: The Impact of Biofuels
The Challenge of Biofuels
UNICA's Comments to CARB: Comments on Developments in Land-­‐Use Change Analysis (LUC) For The Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS)
European Parliament Committee Upholds Opposition to Quick Bargain Discussion on Biofuel Dossier
As an indication of how the European Union biofuels dossier remains stuck in a holding pattern, the European Parliament’s Energy Committee has canceled a ...
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