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...
RenovaBio and the UN 2030 Agenda

RenovaBio and the UN 2030 Agenda

The RenovaBio Program was established as the National Biofuel Policy in 2017. Its main objective is to ensure an adequate expansion of renewable fuels in the Brazilian energy matrix, based on more sustainable production models in line with Brazil’s Nationally...
Sugarcane and plastics: what does the future hold?

Sugarcane and plastics: what does the future hold?

I’m often asked to peer into a crystal ball and predict the future for biobased plastics. Having worked in the industry for over 10 years and seen it grow significantly over that time, it would be easy to claim the trend is ever-upward. In reality, it’s not that easy,...
Can sugarcane drive the circular economy for plastics?

Can sugarcane drive the circular economy for plastics?

Many people still see waste as the biggest challenge facing plastics, yet too often the issue of sustainable sourcing is overlooked. Building towards a net zero circular economy means developing high quality recycled feedstock, but it also requires a fresh look at how...
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...
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...