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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...

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...

Importance of sustainability in food production

Written by Marcos Fava Neves Originally published on China Daily I was introduced to the concepts of agribusiness and agro-industrial chains and systems exactly 30 years ago when I was studying to become an agronomist at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. Although...

Bioelectricity

MYTHS AND FACTSBioelectricity[lwp_divi_flipbox front_title="Bioelectricity is not a clean energy source." front_body="" use_front_icon="off" front_background_color="#86e097" back_title="Myth" back_body="Bioelectricity is considered green energy, as the electrical is...

Sustainability

MYTHS AND FACTSSustainability[lwp_divi_flipbox front_title="Does Brazilian sugarcane ethanol lead to deforestation in the Amazon Rainforest and other sensitive biomes?" front_body="" use_front_icon="off" front_background_color="#6fe396" back_title="Myth"...

Sugar

MYTHS AND FACTSSUGAR[lwp_divi_flipbox front_title="Is sugar responsible for obesity?" front_body="" use_front_icon="off" front_background_color="#f4fecc" back_title="Myth" back_body="Obesity is a disease that can’t be treated in isolation. Calorie ingestion must be...

Labor Conditions

MYTHS AND FACTSLABOR CONDITIONS[lwp_divi_flipbox front_title="After the end of sugarcane burning practices, all manual cutters became unemployed." front_body="" use_front_icon="off" front_background_color="#005289" back_title="Myth" back_body="The mechanization...

Ethanol

MYTHS AND FACTSETHANOL[lwp_divi_flipbox front_title="Does ethanol damage car engines?" front_body="" use_front_icon="off" front_background_color="#00919b" back_title="Myth" back_body="There is no part of an engine that can be harmed with ethanol use. In fact, ethanol...