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2010-01-25 15:31:00

SAO PAULO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- In a letter sent today to Commissioner for Agriculture Mariann Fischer Boel, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) called on the European Commission to stick with its commitment, assumed at the World Trade Organization (WTO), and not allow European exports of sugar above the ceiling of 1.374 million tonnes. According to UNICA, current EU sugar surpluses are the result of stocks accumulated over the last campaigns, when world sugar...

2010-01-12 15:27:00

SAO PAULO, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), the federal government's decision to reduce the anhydrous ethanol content of gasoline from 25% to 20% must be limited to the established 90-day period. "The government's reasons for the temporary reduction are understandable, but the move must be limited to the 90-day period only. Because of high prices, consumers who own flex-fuel vehicles are already shifting from hydrous ethanol...

2009-12-04 20:08:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Governors John Hoeven and Chet Culver, chair and vice-chair of the 36-member Governors' Biofuels Coalition, today said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's announcement will likely allow higher ethanol blends, such as E15, and is a step in the right direction. At the same time, they urged the agency to move forward with the waiver as quickly as possible. The Governors' Biofuels Coalition first called for research and testing on the efficacy of...

2009-11-12 17:59:00

DENVER, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BIOFUEL ENERGY CORP. (Nasdaq: BIOF), an ethanol production company, today announced its third quarter results. For the three months ended September 30, 2009, revenues totaled $91.1 million, which was comprised of $79.8 million from sales of ethanol and $11.3 million from sales of distillers grain. Net loss attributable to common shareholders was $6.2 million, or $.26 a share, for the three months ended September 30, 2009. The net loss for the...

2009-09-17 20:25:00

SAO PAULO, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Agro-ecological Zoning of Sugarcane, a legislative proposal announced today in Brazil by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, represents an important step to ensure the disciplined and organized expansion of sugarcane harvesting and its products, while addressing unsubstantiated claims against the industry. According to the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), the zoning proposal will prove useful to enhance the sustainability of...

2009-09-17 10:24:00

BRASILIA, Brazil, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- In an unprecedented initiative, Brazil today proposed a new bill of law that will restrict the lands permissible for sugarcane farming and processing. If passed, the bill sent today to the National Congress by President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will prohibit the construction or expansion of sugarcane farms and production plants in any area of native vegetation, or in the Amazon, Pantanal (Brazilian Wetlands) or Upper Paraguay River Basin...

2009-08-21 18:01:00

SAO PAULO, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Brazil's largest organization representing its ethanol industry and the official fuel supplier for this Indy Racing League season will be represented at this weekend's Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, California, by its Institutional and Government Relations Executive, Leticia Phillips. In its fuel supply agreement with the IRL, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) stipulates that at least half the ethanol used in...

2009-05-06 13:39:00

SAO PAULO, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will participate as one of the main speakers at the Ethanol Summit 2009, to be held between June 1 and 3 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The event is organized by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) and is one of the most important gatherings focused on biofuels in the world. President Clinton was the first Democratic president awarded a second term in six decades. After leaving the White House, President...

2009-05-05 10:46:00

WASHINGTON, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) welcomed today's White House announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will finally publish proposed rules to implement the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). UNICA confirmed that it would submit formal, detailed comments to the EPA in coming weeks. UNICA President & CEO Marcos Jank said from Brazil that his organization is pleased with the decision of the Obama Administration,...

2009-04-23 22:48:00

California Air Resources Board votes to recognize sugarcane ethanol's carbon reduction levels SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Sugarcane ethanol passed a critical test today as the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved its long-awaited, first-of-its-kind Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). While the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) continues to provide evidence that sugarcane ethanol's carbon intensity is even lower than initially calculated by CARB,...


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