After almost twelve years of inactivity, Mercosur and the European Union (UE) finally exchanged trade offers yesterday. We congratulate the negotiating teams from both parts of the Atlantic for this great achievement, but we would like to express our profound disappointment with the exclusion of sugar and ethanol from the EU offer.
Boosting Biofuels: Sustainable Paths to Greater Energy Security26 de April de 2016
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international co-operation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy.
UNICA’s contribution to the EU public consultation on the sustainability of bioenergy26 de April de 2016
EU Member States have agreed on a new policy framework for climate and energy, including EU‑wide targets for the period between 2020 and 2030. The targets include reducing the Union’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 % relative to emissions in 2005 and ensuring that at least 27 % of the EU’s energy comes from renewable sources.
Sugarcane Biofuels Fact Sheet26 de March de 2016
To enhance America’s energy security and improve the environment, Congress created a program requiring increasing volumes of renewable fuel in the U.S. energy supply. The law – known as the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) – calls for Americans to use more renewable fuel each year, incrementally growing the requirement to 36 billion gallons by 2022.
UNICA’s contribution to the EU public consultation on the reform of the RED26 de February de 2016
The role of cleaner fuels after COP2126 de January de 2016
UNICA’s Institutional Folder: Sugar, Ethanol, Bioelectricity & Beyond26 de December de 2015
Global Commodities Forum Report 2015 – Trade in commodities: opportunities and challenges26 de October de 2015
This report was written by Kris Terauds, an economist with UNCTAD's Special Unit on Commodities. It was prepared under the general direction and supervision of Yanchun Zhang, Chief of the Commodities Policy Implementation and Outreach Section, Special Unit on Commodities. Samuel Gayi, Head of the Special Unit on Commodities, provided a detailed review of the report.
Global Sugar Alliance clears record on India Subsidy and Health Misinformation26 de September de 2015
Amid the 5th consecutive year of a global surplus and challenging world market conditions at below the cost of production in their member countries, The Global Sugar Alliance members from the major sugar exporting nations met together in Sao Paulo, Brazil earlier yesterday (23 September) to tackle this and a multitude of issues impacting on the global sugar industry currently.
Formal comments to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Renewable Fuel Standard Program Proposed Rule26 de July de 2015
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (“UNICA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide these comments on the proposed rule, entitled the "Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018; Proposed Rule," 81 Fed. Reg. 34,788, published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) on May 31, 2016 ("Proposed Rule").
Bioenergy & Sustainability: bridging the gaps4 de April de 2015
The development of modern high efficiency bioenergy technologies has the potential to improve energy security and access while reducing environmental impacts and stimulating low-carbon development. While modern bioenergy production is increasing in the world, it still makes a small contribution to our energy matrix.
EU 2030 Road Transport Decarbonisation Scenario Analysis26 de January de 2015
Position paper – Reducing transport emissions by 2030 through a renewed EU biofuels policy26 de January de 2015
The European Council has recently given a mandate to the European Commission to address EU transport emissions, notably through new instruments and measures for “renewable energy sources in transport”. This represents an improvement compared to the Commission’s original Communication which did not mention transport.
Greenhouse gas impact of marginal fossil fuel use26 de November de 2014
Biofuels represent a major option to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector. When assessing the benefits of biofuels, they are compared to the fossil fuels they replace. In the framework of the European Renewable Energy Directive and the Fuel Quality Directive, this is done by comparing the lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of biofuels to a 'fossil comparator'.
UNICA’s Comments on Brazilian Sugarcane Ethanol Availability for the LCFS26 de October de 2014
UNICA’s Comments on the Updated Indirect Land Use Change Analysis of the Low Carbon Fuel Standard15 de October de 2014
UNICA Comments to CARB – Carbon Intensity26 de September de 2014
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) update on CA-GREET model used for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program and the carbon intensity (CI) of the different fuels that are part of the program.
Letter to EPA Addressing the Inconsistent Application of the RVP Volatility Waiver26 de May de 2014
As the leading international supplier of ethanol to the United States, we are writing to express our concern that widespread introduction of E15 is being impeded by Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inconsistent application of the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to ethanol-blended gasoline.