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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 unsuccessfully attempts to...

Sugarcane harvest for the second half of April 2021

Sugar production reached 1,515 thousand tons in the second half of April. Since the beginning of the 2020/2021 harvest up to May 1st, accumulated sugar production reached 2,148 thousand tons. This result is 28.51% lower than the 3,005 thousand tons reported over the...

Sugarcane harvest for the first half of April 2021

Sugar production reached 624 thousand tons in the first half of April. This result is 35.7% lower than the 971 thousand tons reported over the same period last year. The volume of ethanol produced reached 731 million liters in the first half of April (result 25.9%...

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...

Sugar-energy industry plants 46 million seedlings in Sao Paulo state

Earth Day - The sugarcane industry has planted more than 46.6 million seedlings of native species in Sao Paulo state since 2007, according to data from the Greener Ethanol Protocol released by the state government (exact number: 46,674,586). The industry reached this...

Sugarcane harvest for the second half of march 2021

Sugarcane harvest for the second half of march 2021

Sugar production reached 174 thousand tons in the second half of March. Since the beginning of the 2020/2021 harvest up to April 1, accumulated sugar production reached 38.46 million tons. This result is 43.73% higher than the 26.76 million tons reported over the same...

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,...

Sugarcane harvest for the first half of March 2021

Sugarcane harvest for the first half of March 2021

Sugar production reached 51 thousand tons in the first half of March. Since the beginning of the 2020/2021 harvest up to March 16, accumulated sugar production reached 38.28 million tons. This result is 44.2% higher than the 26.53 million tons reported over the same...

20/21 harvest ends with increased sugarcane crushing

20/21 harvest ends with increased sugarcane crushing

The Center-South region of Brazil ended the 20/21 harvest with 605.46 million tons of processed sugarcane, representing a 2.56% increase over the 590.36 million tons of the 19/20 harvest season. The quality of the raw material reached 144.72 kg of Total Recoverable...

The climate deserves an ambitious RED III that embraces ethanol

The climate deserves an ambitious RED III that embraces ethanol

With 10 years left to meet the EU’s new target of a 55% reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030 and the ultimate objective of becoming a climate neutral continent, the European Commission is currently revising the Renewable Energy Directive. With the transport sector...