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2011-03-20 17:29:00

BRASILIA, Brazil, March 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Two important announcements involving renewable energy made on the opening day of U.S. President Barack Obama's official visit to Brazil, both directly relevant to Brazil's successful sugarcane ethanol industry, are encouraging signs that Brazil and the U.S. are on a path to achieve free, unobstructed trade for clean, renewable biofuels. The assessment came from the President and CEO of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA),...

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...

2010-04-18 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...

2010-02-09 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...

2009-04-16 14:25:00

SAO PAULO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting in May, buyers of all flex- fuel vehicles manufactured in Brazil by Fiat, Ford, General Motors and Volkswagen will find extra reading material in the glove compartment of their new cars. Along with the owner's manual, they'll receive the Ethanol Handbook, a concise, to-the-point overview of the advantages of using ethanol instead of gasoline, produced by the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA). The unique partnership,...

2008-12-17 07:47:00

SAO PAULO, Brazil, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's approval by the European Parliament of the Renewable Energy Sources Directive is a clear sign that a sustainable market for renewables in transport will be created in the European Union. The decision by the EU, which calls for the adoption of a 10% mandatory target by 2020 for renewables in the transport sector, is "the positive signal biofuels producers, consumers and investors have been waiting for," according to Brazilian Sugarcane...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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