UNICA very much appreciates the efforts over the past several months of Members of the European Parliament to push for the consumption of biofuels that have the highest environmental credentials and technical performance,” said UNICA CEO, Elizabeth Farina.
Brazil’s UNICA welcomes parts of European Parliament biofuel vote, cautions about threat to WTO compliance26 de July de 2013
UNICA Position on European Union Efforts to Amend the RED/FQD and to Account for the Indirect Effects of Biofuels26 de June de 2013
Brazilian sugarcane ethanol (BSCE) ticks all the key boxes when it comes to the important environmental and renewable energy issues that are top priorities of the European Union. For such reasons, BSCE is classified as an advanced biofuel by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and by California Air Resources Board (CARB), even when ILUC effects are taken into account.
WTO-Consistency of the Application of Proposed Amendments to the EU Renewable Energy Directive to Trade in Biofuels26 de June de 2013
Evidences on Sugarcane Expansion and Agricultural Land Use Changes in Brazil26 de June de 2013
The debate on land use changes caused by the expansion of food-based biofuels is still ongoing in academic circles, in the private sector, and in the policymaking arena. The European Commission (EC) took the most recent initiative to tackle this issue and published a new Directive proposal in the fall of 2012
UNICA – Response to ASA Report26 de May de 2013
UNICA’s Comments on the Renewable Fuel Standard Assessment White Paper: Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Other Environmental Impacts25 de May de 2013
UNICA’s Comments on “Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards26 de April de 2013
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (“UNICA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide these comments on the proposed rule, entitled “Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards” (“2013 RFS2 Rule”), 78 Fed. Reg. 9281, issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) on February 7, 2013.
Three Big Winners from Ending Ethanol Subsidies26 de December de 2011
Clearing Up a few Tariff Myths26 de December de 2011
You can tell without looking at a calendar that this year’s legislative session in Congress is drawing to a close. Just as an increase in harried shoppers announces the Holidays are here, the volume of unfounded accusations has grown louder as we approach the December 31st expiration for the misguided tariff on imported ethanol.
Sugarcane ethanol: sustainable feedstock for bioplastics27 de November de 2011
A number of independent studies conducted in recent years have assessed the production of both sugarcane and sugarcane-based ethanol in Brazil from a sustainability standpoint. When evaluating the main elements that make up the production and supply chain, the results of these studies indicate an extremely favorable and consistent scenario.
Exports are good business26 de November de 2011
In the latter half of the Twentieth Century, rapid industrialization and urbanization led to a rift between Brazil’s increasingly urban society and its roots in the countryside. Despite broad recognition that Brazilian agriculture has modernized, adopted advanced technologies and now generates significant trade surpluses, views are still largely influenced by certain negative preconceptions.
Rio +20, ‘national’ footprints and state-run greenwashing26 de November de 2011
Letter from U.S. Chamber of Commerce & Brazil-US Business Council Urging to Allow Ethanol Tariff and Credit to Expire26 de November de 2011
Getting more bang for our buck out of trade policy27 de October de 2011
EU-Brazil Week: Only Baby Steps on Renewable Energy & Trade27 de October de 2011
Last week, at the annual EU-Brazil Summit, the EU and Brazil have been discussing how to jointly tackle our global challenges – chief among them trade, climate change and economic growth. For the last four summits, leaders have pledged their unwavering commitment to work together. But were there actual results?