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2011-03-02 16:20:38

Researchers have long promoted biofuels produced from crop biomass as an environmentally sustainable source of renewable energy. A recent study questions whether the potential climate benefit of sugarcane ethanol is diminished when emissions from land use management are considered. Scientists examined the sugarcane ethanol production systems to identify sources of greenhouse gas emissions. They found that land use change, fertilization, residue burning, and tillage had the largest impact on...

2011-02-22 15:57:00

SAO PAULO, Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The third edition of one of the world's top events dedicated to renewable energies, with special focus on ethanol and other sugarcane by-products, is confirmed for June 6th and 7th. The Ethanol Summit, launched in 2007 and held every two years, is organized by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). The defining phrase adopted this year - "Solutions for a Low-Carbon Economy" - is emblematic of what the content of the event will be like...

2011-01-07 09:01:00

SAO PAULO, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) announced today that Joel Velasco, the organization's Washington, DC-based Chief Representative for North America, is leaving the position he has held since 2007, to join Amyris, Inc., as Senior Vice-President, External Relations. "Joel has provided UNICA with wise counsel, effective strategy and solid results. We wish him well at Amyris and will continue cooperating in the future, as...

2010-12-15 15:51:00

SAO PAULO, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Following today's U.S. Senate decision (81-19) to approve an US$858 billion bill extending the Bush-era tax cuts for two years - a bill that maintains ethanol subsidies and a US$0.54 per gallon tariff on imported ethanol, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) is issuing the following statement. All remarks should be attributed to UNICA President Marcos Jank. "Despite calls from across the country - including nearly 100 newspaper...

2010-11-25 19:38:00

SAO PAULO, Nov. 25, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian experience spanning nearly four decades with large-scale production and use of sugarcane ethanol will be presented in a variety of formats by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-16) and the World Climate Summit (WCS), which happen simultaneously from November 29( ) to December 10 in Cancun, Mexico. "Almost 50% of all the energy utilized in Brazil comes from...

2010-11-18 20:02:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced today, following the recommendation of its Expert Workgroup and staff, that it will revisit its lifecycle greenhouse gas emission modeling particularly with regard to the indirect land use change (ILUC) estimates under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The following statement should be attributed to Joel Velasco, Chief Representative in North America of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry...

2010-11-10 18:45:00

DENVER, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIOFUEL ENERGY CORP. (Nasdaq: BIOF), an ethanol production company, today announced its third quarter 2010 results. For the quarter ended September 30, 2010, revenues totaled $114.7 million, resulting in a net loss of $1.8 million, compared to revenues of $91.1 million and a net loss of $8.4 million for the same period in 2009. Net loss attributable to common shareholders was $1.4 million, or $.05 per share, for the quarter ended September...

2010-09-29 11:55:00

MIAMI, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Miami motorists are invited to fill up for less on Thursday (September 30) at MidFlagler U-Gas, located at 4690 West Flagler Street, Miami. From 12:30 p.m. to 1:55 p.m., an 85 cents per gallon* discount is being offered on E85 and regular gas, thanks to a promotion by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) to increase U.S. awareness of sugarcane ethanol as an environmentally friendly fuel. UNICA provides 100% fuel-grade ethanol for the IZOD...

2010-09-23 07:17:00

HOUSTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite recent challenges of financing and debate about overall greenhouse gas (GHG) benefits, global biofuels demand is still projected to grow by an impressive 133% by 2020 - primarily by government policies and market mandates. However, given the current state of the market, biofuels supply will be short by more than 32 billion liters (8.5 billion gallons) over the same period. These are the results of Hart's newly released annual Global Biofuels...

2010-09-22 08:12:00

"All I Need to Know About U.S. Ethanol Subsidies" Highlights the Benefits of Letting 30 Years of Subsidies, Tariffs Expire on December 31 WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- UNICA today released a new video, "All I Need to Know About U.S. Ethanol Subsidies," that explains to taxpayers how Congress could save them $6 billion per year and help lower prices at the pump. All lawmakers have to do is let 30 years of ethanol tax credits and trade protection expire on December 31....


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