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Telling Sugarcane Ethanol’s Full Sustainability Story
Centering the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) debate on volume targets for all biofuels has let two key benefits of advanced biofuels slip out of focus: the ...
U.S. Biofuel Policy
An overview of American ethanol use including the significant methods and practices that inform its adoption
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 ...
Our Comments to EPA Opposing Unnecessary Change to U.S. Biofuels Policy
Yesterday, sugarcane ethanol producers submitted formal comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) opposing a proposed rulemaking that could ...
Entering The Homestretch On EPA’s Journey Toward RFS Volume Standards
The Office of Management and Budget has begun reviewing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume targets for ...
A History Lesson on the World’s “Most Successful Biofuel Industry”
The 40-year anniversary of 1973’s OPEC oil embargo is an important milestone in the world’s transition toward renewable sources of fuel. Many media outlets and ...
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 ...
Calls For Common-Sense Advanced Biofuel Regulation Keep Coming In
The latest comments come from both Shell and BP America, producers and importers of renewable fuel, and a joint letter by the American Fuel & Petrochemical ...
Moving the Brazil-US Energy Cooperation a step closer
As I write this, my Brazilian and American colleagues from government and private sector are working around the clock to ensure that President Dilma Rousseff’s ...
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 ...
“Misleading” Study Confuses Fossil Fuel Use with Environmental Benefits
Scholarly research and government policy have long documented the environmental benefits of sugarcane biofuels – first and foremost significant greenhouse gas ...
Why do Americans pay more for sugar?
Most Americans who start the day stirring a spoonful of sugar into their coffee would be surprised to learn they generally pay more for the sweetener than ...
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 ...
Ethanol and Bioelectricity: Sugarcane in the Future of the Energy Matrix
Global Policies
An overview of important government policies that will play a major role in determining whether sugarcane realizes its full potential.
Fact Checking the Petroleum Refiners
The U.S. Senate is holding an oversight hearing today examining the Renewable Fuel Standard. The head of the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers ...
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 ...
Previewing Our Testimony to EPA Supporting Advanced Biofuels
The Environmental Protection Agency is hosting a public hearing on December 5 to hear from industry leaders on the agency’s proposed renewable fuel standards ...
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 ...
UNICA's Comments to EPA's 2012 Renewable Fuels Standard
International Biofuels Policies
Ethanol Market and Competition
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 ...
Unfair Legislation to Extend Tariff
Our Holiday Wish List
In 2013, advanced biofuels continued to flourish, and Brazilian sugarcane producers stayed active in sharing vital facts about clean, advanced renewable fuels ...
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 ...
Costs and Benefits to Taxpayers, Consumers, and Producers from U.S. Ethanol Policies
UNICA's Comments to EPA on Proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards
A Renewed Voice in the Debate Over Renewable Fuels
Sugarcane ethanol plays a modest but important role supplying the United States with clean renewable fuel. Last year, Brazilian sugarcane ethanol comprised ...
A Technical Detail with Big Implications
The debate over American biofuels policy has centered on the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS), but there’s another issue unfolding under the radar with ...
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