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2010-12-20 09:00:00

SAO PAULO, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ceres, a leading developer of bioenergy crops, has appointed William Burnquist as the general manager of its operations in Brazil. An experienced leader in Brazil's sugarcane and ethanol sector, Burnquist will administer the day-to-day activities of the company's subsidiary, Ceres Sementes do Brasil Ltda., including local seed production and Ceres' network of sweet sorghum trials. Richard Hamilton, Ceres President and CEO, says that Burnquist's...

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...

2010-12-07 13:14:00

SAO PAULO, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- In light of ongoing negotiations in the U.S. Congress, regarding the future of subsidies in support of domestic ethanol production and the US$0.54 per gallon tariff imposed on imported ethanol, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) is issuing the following statement. All remarks should be attributed to UNICA President & CEO, Marcos Jank: "For 30 years, the United States has been subsidizing corn ethanol and imposing trade barriers...

2010-12-07 04:35:02

Broad Application Could Increase Yield of Various Crops Toyota City, Dec 6, 2010 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announces that, based on joint development with the National Agricultural Research Center for Kyushu Okinawa Region (KONARC), TMC has created genetic-analysis technology that can substantially shorten the time needed to improve varieties of sugar cane and improve plant performance. TMC developed a high-throughput DNA (deoxyribonucleic...

2010-12-03 13:19:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement in response to an ethanol proposal floated by Senator Max Baucus, chairman of the Finance Committee. The draft legislation would cut the U.S. ethanol subsidy (known as VEETC or the blenders' tax credit) from 45-cents per gallon to 36-cents per gallon, but extend the tariff on imported ethanol at its current rate of 54-cents per gallon -- doubling the effective trade...

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...

2010-11-10 13:04:00

SAO PAULO, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Solidaridad Network, one of the most prominent global non-government organizations supporting the development of sustainable production chains, headquartered in The Netherlands, is the newest partner of the RenovAcao Project. The agreement was signed on Wednesday (November 3), after a meeting at the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association's (UNICA) regional office in Ribeirao Preto, in the heart of Brazil's most important cane growing region....

2010-10-19 16:24:00

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Crystals Corporation celebrates its 50th anniversary in Florida with the start of its 2010-2011 sugar cane harvest season today at its two sugar mills in Palm Beach County. The Osceola sugar mill, in Pahokee, and the Okeelanta sugar mill, in South Bay, began grinding early Tuesday morning. The Fanjul family's roots in sugar date back more than 150 years. The family founded their company in Florida in 1960 as Osceola Farms Co. and New...

2010-10-13 14:56:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) decision today to allow 15% ethanol blends for 2007 and later model vehicles, an increase from the current 10% blend already approved for all vehicles, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement. It should be attributed to Joel Velasco, UNICA's Chief Representative in North America. Many U.S. ethanol groups have argued recently that after 30 years of...

2010-09-30 08:04:00

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida Crystals Corporation and Sugar Cane Growers Cooperative of Florida announce their subsidiary American Sugar Refining, Inc. (ASR) today completed the acquisition of Tate & Lyle PLC's European sugar operations. The purchase of Tate & Lyle's refineries in London, England, and Lisbon, Portugal, augments ASR's total refining capacity to six million tons per year. ASR is the world's largest refined cane sugar producer, while Tate...


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