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2011-06-07 08:19:00

SAO PAULO, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UNICA announces the following Webcast: What: Ethanol Summit 2011 When: Tuesday, June 07, 2011 from 10 AM EDT to 5PM EDT Where: http://www.mediatown.com.br/ethanolsummit/index.php?idioma=en Live over the Internet --Simply log on to the web at the How: address above Here comes the June 07th agenda: http://www.ethanolsummit.com.br/agenda.php?1&idDia=2 If you are unable to participate during the...

2011-06-06 12:47:00

SAO PAULO, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Global energy needs are expected to double in the next three decades, pushing carbon dioxide emissions that contribute to global warming higher by as much as 90%. These alarming figures press global leaders to search for low-carbon, renewable options to supply energy. With that in mind, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) today launched a new global website - SugarCane.org - to spread the word about clean solutions from sugarcane....

2011-06-06 12:00:00

SAO PAULO, June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UNICA announces the following Webcast: What: Ethanol Summit 2011 When: Monday , June 06, 2011 from 10 AM EST to 5PM EST Where: http://www.mediatown.com.br/ethanolsummit/index.php?idioma=en Live over the Internet --Simply log on to the web at the How: address above. Here comes the June 06th agenda: http://www.ethanolsummit.com.br/agenda.php?idioma=2 If you are unable to participate...

2011-05-16 17:35:00

LUXEMBOURG, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adecoagro S.A. (NYSE: AGRO, Bloomberg: AGRO US, Reuters: AGRO.K), one of the leading agricultural companies in South America, announced today its results for the first quarter of 2011. Adecoagro recorded Adjusted EBITDA of $10.3 million in 1Q11, representing a 69.2% increase compared to 1Q10. Gross Sales in 1Q11 reached $58.3 million, 11.3% higher than 1Q10. Farming and Land Transformation businesses' Adjusted EBITDA grew 50.1% in 1Q11 compared to...

2011-04-19 14:00:00

NEW YORK, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Paradigm Group (www.Paradigm-grp.com), a leader in environmentally friendly office, break room and disposable products for business and residential use, announces that it will donate 10 percent of all sales made through its new consumer-facing website, www.EmeraldBrand.com, on Earth Day 2011 (April 22) to Conservatree - a nonprofit catalyst and advocate for ecologically sustainable paper markets. Paradigm Group makes Emerald Brand(TM) disposable...

2011-04-18 12:42:54

Brazilians are world leaders in using biofuels for gasoline. About a quarter of their automobile fuel consumption comes from sugarcane, which significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions that otherwise would be emitted from using gasoline. Now scientists from the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology have found that sugarcane has a double benefit. Expansion of the crop in areas previously occupied by other Brazilian crops cools the local climate. It does so by reflecting...

2011-04-05 14:19:00

In the news release, Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association Announces Changes in its Washington D.C. Office, issued 05-Apr-2011 by Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) over PR Newswire, we are advised by the company that the second paragraph, third sentence, should read "... Washington lobbying firm Mehlman, Vogel, Castanetti ..." rather than "... Washington law firm Mehlman, Vogel, Castanetti ..." as originally issued inadvertently. The complete, corrected release follows:...

2011-04-05 12:44:00

SAO PAULO, April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) announced today the appointment of David Thomas as its new Chief Lobbyist and Leticia Phillips as the organization's Representative for North America, both based at UNICA's Washington, D.C. office. They replace Joel Velasco, who left UNICA in January to become Senior Vice-President for External Relations at California Biotech Company Amyris. A seasoned strategist with almost two decades of...

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),...

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...