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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 ...
Mercosur: sweeten the deal
The EU-Mercosur trade deal is a once in a generation opportunity, don’t let it slip away. Sweeten the deal!
The EU 2030 Strategy for Climate Change and Energy: A Missed Opportunity to Decarbonize Transport?
With the European Commission days away from releasing its policy proposal on so-called 2030 climate and energy targets, it’s worth taking stock of how this ...
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 ...
Countdown starts for the biofuels’ verdict in the EU
Ahead of the adoption of the Political Agreement on the ILUC dossier in the Energy Council on 12 December 2013, a group of NGOs put out a briefing on the ...
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
Working Together to Benefit Brazil, America, and the World
Today, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is visiting Washington, D.C. to strengthen the relationship between two of the Western Hemisphere’s biggest nations. ...
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 ...
Brazilian Sugarcane Biofuel Producers Applaud Increased EPA Support for Advanced Renewable Fuels
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (known by the acronym “UNICA”) today commented on the final 2017 renewable fuel standards from the Environmental ...
Biofuels, the missing link
After two intense weeks of confirmation hearings in the Parliament, the Junker Commission has been confirmed by the Parliament. It was described by Mr Juncker ...
Our New Year’s Resolutions for the Reduction of Transport Emissions
Well before we started thinking about our New Year’s resolutions, the European Commission published on 16 December its work programme for 2015. We can only ...
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 ...
Global Policies
An overview of important government policies that will play a major role in determining whether sugarcane realizes its full potential.
The Good, the Bad & The Ugly… about ILUC
After the disappointment of not winning concessions from Member States on any of their main points, MEPs have – against the will of many – voted in favour of ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
UNICA Position on European Union Efforts to Amend the RED/FQD and to Account for the Indirect Effects of Biofuels
Ethanol Market and Competition
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 ...
Brazil’s UNICA Statement on European Parliament Vote Outcome on Biofuels/ILUC
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