You’re on mute!

You’re on mute!

“You’re on mute!” No doubt this has been one of the most repeated sentences, spoken and heard, over the past year. During countless seminars and virtual meetings, the familiar alert “you’re on mute” is often spoken in unison when someone...
One hundred million elephants

One hundred million elephants

Written by Eduardo Leão de Sousa, Executive-Director at UNICA  The elephant is the heaviest terrestrial animal on our planet. On average, it weighs 5 tonnes. Now, imagine 100 million of them placed on a giant scale, whose balance pan is the size of a large city, such...
Ethanol will help countries meet GHG goals now

Ethanol will help countries meet GHG goals now

Policymakers around the world are working on plans which promise to phase out fossil fuels and introduce a carbon neutral environment for future generations.  The European Union’s Green Deal seeks to make the Continent climate neutral by 2050, a target to be enshrined...
The Value of Biofuels in a Post-Covid World

The Value of Biofuels in a Post-Covid World

The Covid-19 pandemic will cause us all to think differently about the way we live. When we can enjoy seemingly minor luxuries like eating in a restaurant or walking through a reopened shopping mall a sense of normalcy may return. The Covid-19 pandemic will cause us...
A Greener Deal with Ethanol

A Greener Deal with Ethanol

Ursula von der Leyen has left no doubt; the European Green Deal is to become the legacy of the 2019 – 2024 European Commission. The ambition is clear and decisive: to decarbonise Europe. New targets see at least 50% of emissions cut by 2030 and carbon neutrality...
On the road to Katowice (COP24)

On the road to Katowice (COP24)

As COP24 approaches it is clear that we are nowhere near to being on track to meet the commitments made at Paris. Much more needs to be done just to meet those obligations, and even if we did, this still wouldn’t be sufficient to contain the rise in average...
Indian sugarcane – setting the right course

Indian sugarcane – setting the right course

In the week of 4 to 8 of September I was invited to the Kingsman Annual Sugar Conference in New Delhi (India) to speak about how sugarcane ethanol can contribute to decarbonizing transport and improving air quality. During that week I also had the opportunity to visit...