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Council’s decision on RED II – Member States afraid of their own ambitions toward decarbonizing transport 2017/12 - São Paulo and Brussels, 19 December 2017 —The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) welcomes the decision reached by the EU Energy Ministers on 18 December 2017 to set a Member State binding target of renewable energy in the transport sector of 14% by 2030. Although the actual target should be closer to 20% in order […]

Brazilian Sugarcane Biofuel Producers Applaud Increased EPA Support for Advanced Renewable Fuels 2017/12 - The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (known by the acronym “UNICA”) today commented on the final 2017 renewable fuel standards from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The association’s statement should be attributed to UNICA’s President, Elizabeth Farina. “Brazil’s sugarcane ethanol producers applaud EPA for its continued leadership and support of advanced renewable fuels. By setting a higher final […]

UNICA disappointed by ENVI vote on the RED II proposal 2017/10 - São Paulo and Brussels, 26 October 2017—The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association – UNICA – has expressed its disappointment with the vote of the Environment Committee (ENVI) of the European Parliament on biofuels that took place on Monday 23 October. In its vote, the committee moved to reduce the cap on most crop-based biofuels further from […]

Unica Joins Global Renewable Fuels Alliance 2017/07 - 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 […]

The Commission’s proposal fails to keep in the market sustainable biofuels that truly reduce GHG emissions 2016/11 - BRUSSELS/SÃO PAULO (NOVEMBER 30, 2016) – UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, issued the following statement on the proposal for the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources in the period post-2020 published today as part of the Clean Energy for All Package: “The Commission falls short of making an effective differentiation between types of […]


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