The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) developed this web site to serve as a global information hub on sugarcane products and their economic, environmental and social benefits around the world. Sugarcane ethanol holds the potential to be a key building block of global energy security because of its proven environmental benefits and potential to stimulate economic growth – benefits Brazil has been enjoying for the past 30 years.
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A cautious welcome to the agreed Renewable Energy Directive 2018/10 - Brussels and São Paulo, 15 June 2018 — UNICA, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, issued a cautious welcome to the agreed Renewable Energy Directive. After months of intense negotiations, the European Parliament and Member States have come to an agreement that improves the initial Renewable Energy Directive proposal. Both have recognised that transport needs to […]
Sugar subsidy policies in Pakistan and India raise concern among Brazilian farmers 2018/04 - São Paulo, April 2018 – The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) is concerned with the increase of sugar exports from Pakistan, which are subsidized by the local government. This kind of action causes distortion in international commercial practices and directly impacts the price of the product, which has been falling again since January 2017. According to United […]
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 […]
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