This report was prepared by Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira - CTC, Piracicaba –Brazil, successor of Centro de Tecnologia Copersucar founded in 1969. The present CTC is a nationally and internationally well known private organization dedicated to research and technology transfer to the agro-industrial sector of sugarcane.
After all, what does the country expect from the sugar-energy industry?27 de September de 2011
Carbon storage in sugarcane fields of Brazilian South-Central region27 de September de 2011
UNICA’s Comments to CARB: Comments on Advisory Panel August Meeting’s Documents10 de September de 2011
Renovação – Requalification Program for Sugarcane Rural Workers27 de June de 2011
2010 Sustainability Report27 de June de 2011
An Encouraging Sign: Sens. Coburn and Feinstein Join Forces27 de May de 2011
In yet another sign of mounting support for ethanol reform, news broke last night of a fresh bipartisan effort to end the tariff on imported ethanol and the ethanol subsidy that costs taxpayers $6 billion per year. Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) introduced an amendment to the small business bill that would sunset both policies less than two months from today.
Ethanol: The Bottleneck27 de April de 2011
Rising ethanol prices at the pump in Brazil have caused consumption of the renewable fuel to plunge in recent weeks, as drivers replace it with gasoline in their flex-fuel vehicles throughout the country. With simultaneously rising food prices come several accusations, some true, others false. The facts must be carefully analyzed.
Should we punish or promote ethanol?27 de April de 2011
The global financial crisis of 2008 barely grazed the Brazilian economy and may have been little more than a slight jolt for certain industries and areas of activity. But those that had been expanding with sizeable investments, like the sugarcane industry, were affected much more drastically by the dramatic loss of liquidity that year.
Calls for Ethanol Reform Mount in the House and Senate27 de April de 2011
Yesterday marked one hundred days since the start of the 112th Congress and during that time, calls for ethanol policy reform gained considerable momentum. Deep bipartisan skepticism about continued subsidies and trade protection was on full display in the Senate on Wednesday, as Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack faced the Environment and Public Works Committee.
Relevant Facts about E10 in Germany27 de March de 2011
Obama’s Visit Signals New Chapter for U.S.-Brazil Energy Partnership27 de March de 2011
“The only long-term solution to the world’s dependence on fossil fuels is clean energy technology, and that is why the United States and Brazil are deepening our cooperation on biofuels, and why we’re launching a U.S.-Brazil Green Economy Partnership. Because we know that the development of clean energy is one of the best ways to create new jobs and industries in both our nations."
High food prices: threat or opportunity?27 de February de 2011
The recent spike in global food and commodity prices has caused fears in Brazil and countries around the world over the risk of inflationary pressures, the threat of shortages and the exacerbation of global hunger. Food prices continue to rise in the wake of consumer revolts and political riots, as seen recently in the Middle East - a region that has been a consistent net food importer.