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2010-04-18 10:30:00

PRADOPOLIS, Brazil, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- It makes no sense for countries to adopt ambitious policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, while continuing to apply high tariffs on clean technologies that can be instrumental to achieve reduction goals and allowing fossil fuels to be traded freely. That was a key message delivered this morning by the President and CEO of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), Marcos Jank, in a presentation to the World Trade...

2010-04-12 08:30:00

Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Launches Education Campaign on Fuel's Benefits WASHINGTON, April 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Earth Day approaches and Americans seek out environmentally friendly energy sources, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) today launched an expansive national awareness campaign to explain sugarcane ethanol's benefits. UNICA's education campaign will include a new website, SweeterAlternative.com, online, print and radio advertising, new research and...

2010-04-05 19:17:00

SAO PAULO, April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's announcement that the Brazilian government has unilaterally eliminated its tariff on imported ethanol is a major step forward in building a global biofuels marketplace, according to the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). "UNICA believes that free trade is a two way street and Brazil, as the largest producer of cane ethanol and largest exporter of ethanol in the world, with 60% of the global market, will lead by example and...

2010-03-31 08:30:00

SAO PAULO, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Estimates compiled by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) project a 10% increase in sugarcane production in the 2010/11 harvest, which officially begins tomorrow (April 1) in the country's South-Central region. UNICA's projected total sugarcane harvest should reach 595.89 million tons, compared with 541.50 million tons estimated for the 2009/10 harvest, which officially ends today. According to UNICA's Technical Director, Antonio...

2010-03-29 09:31:12

New study indicates ethanol-gasoline blend also has no measurable impact on drivability A new study by the Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies at Rochester Institute of Technology indicates that the use of E20 fuel, which blends 20 percent ethanol with gasoline, reduces the tail pipe emissions of hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide, compared with traditional gasoline or E10 blends. In addition, the research team found no measurable impact to vehicle drivability or maintenance in...

2010-03-25 11:35:00

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to newly introduced legislation from Reps. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND) and John Shimkus (R-IL) extending subsidies to corn ethanol and the 54-cents per gallon tariff on imported ethanol - particularly sugarcane ethanol from Brazil - for five more years, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement. The statement should be attributed to Joel Velasco, UNICA's Chief Representative in North America....

2010-03-05 16:33:00

SAO PAULO, March 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The announcement that Brazil's 10 millionth Flex-Fuel vehicle was built yesterday, made by the country's National Association of Vehicle Manufacturers (Anfavea), is a milestone for the industry and the country. It should encourage automakers to invest more in the global dissemination of what has been accomplished in Brazil, as well as in their countries of origin. This was the assessment of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), which sees...

2010-02-09 16:05:00

SAO PAULO, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's announcement by the Brazilian Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX) to postpone a decision to reduce Brazil's ethanol import duty from 20% to zero means it will take a bit longer for the move to be announced, but not for its impact to take effect once the decision is made. That's how the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) views what it describes as little more than a "bureaucratic" delay. According to UNICA President and CEO, Marcos...

2010-02-03 16:00:00

SAO PAULO, Feb. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed that ethanol made from sugarcane is a low carbon renewable fuel, which can contribute significantly to the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. As part of today's announcement finalizing regulations for the implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2), the EPA designated sugarcane ethanol as an advanced biofuel that lowers GHG emissions by more than 50%. "The EPA's decision...

2010-02-01 16:22:00

SAO PAULO, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- The joint venture announced today simultaneously in Sao Paulo and London involving Brazilian ethanol group Cosan and Royal Dutch Shell increases prospects of an expanding global presence for Brazilian sugarcane ethanol. The assessment came from Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) President Marcos Jank. In his view, the deal brings together two companies that are strongly complementary: "The partnership generates scale,...


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