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International expertise will help build consensus as EC begins consultation period on Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) 2010/08 - BRUSSELS, August 3, 2010 – Brazilian sugarcane ethanol industry calls for transparency and solid scientific consensus in discussion on ILUC The European Commission’s consultation on Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC), which begins on 30 july, is right to encourage the participation of international experts, in an effort to reach a strong and transparent scientific consensus on […]

Commission’s biofuel sustainability criteria shows commitment but fails to provide clear guidance for industry 2010/06 - Brazilian sugarcane ethanol industry calls for increased clarity around biofuels sustainability rules as industry moves forward with certification scheme BRUSSELS, June 10, 2010  – The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) welcomes the European Commission’s biofuels guidelines on sustainability criteria released today but calls for clearer definitions to allow the biofuels sector to develop a comprehensive […]

More Than 23,000 Trees Planted in Brazil to Offset Emissions of IZOD IndyCar Season Opener 2010/05 - SAO PAULO, May 28, 2010 – All carbon emissions connected with the opening race of the 2010 IZOD IndyCar Series season – the São Paulo 300, held on a street course in Brazil’s largest city on March 14, will be compensated by more than 23,580 trees planted at the largest sugarcane processing mill in the world. The trees […]

Clarification Statement to the Media – São Paulo State Value-Added Tax (VAT) 2010/05 - The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement, in response to allegations that a pre-existing VAT (value-added tax) on ethanol in the Brazilian state of São Paulo is somehow equivalent to the return of Brazil’s tariff on imported ethanol, which was zeroed in 2010. The statement should be attributed to UNICA President and CEO, […]

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