The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) appreciates the opportunity to provide comments on the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) update on CA-GREET model used for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program and the carbon intensity (CI) of the different fuels that are part of the program.
Letter to EPA Addressing the Inconsistent Application of the RVP Volatility Waiver26 de May de 2014
As the leading international supplier of ethanol to the United States, we are writing to express our concern that widespread introduction of E15 is being impeded by Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inconsistent application of the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to ethanol-blended gasoline.
UNICA’s Preliminary Comments on Revised Indirect Land Use Change Values26 de April de 2014
UNICA’s Comments to EPA on Proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards26 de January de 2014
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (“UNICA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide these comments on the proposed rule, entitled “2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program” (“NPRM” or “proposed rule”), 78 Fed. Reg. 71,732, published by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) on November 29, 2013.
Biofuels Reform in the European Union: Why New ILUC Rules will Reinforce the WTO Inconsistency of EU Biofuels Policy26 de September de 2013
Brazil’s UNICA Statement on European Parliament Vote Outcome on Biofuels/ILUC26 de September de 2013
Brazil’s UNICA welcomes parts of European Parliament biofuel vote, cautions about threat to WTO compliance26 de July de 2013
UNICA Position on European Union Efforts to Amend the RED/FQD and to Account for the Indirect Effects of Biofuels26 de June de 2013
Brazilian sugarcane ethanol (BSCE) ticks all the key boxes when it comes to the important environmental and renewable energy issues that are top priorities of the European Union. For such reasons, BSCE is classified as an advanced biofuel by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and by California Air Resources Board (CARB), even when ILUC effects are taken into account.
WTO-Consistency of the Application of Proposed Amendments to the EU Renewable Energy Directive to Trade in Biofuels26 de June de 2013
Evidences on Sugarcane Expansion and Agricultural Land Use Changes in Brazil26 de June de 2013
The debate on land use changes caused by the expansion of food-based biofuels is still ongoing in academic circles, in the private sector, and in the policymaking arena. The European Commission (EC) took the most recent initiative to tackle this issue and published a new Directive proposal in the fall of 2012
UNICA – Response to ASA Report26 de May de 2013
UNICA’s Comments on the Renewable Fuel Standard Assessment White Paper: Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Other Environmental Impacts25 de May de 2013
UNICA’s Comments on “Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards26 de April de 2013
The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (“UNICA”) appreciates the opportunity to provide these comments on the proposed rule, entitled “Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives: 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards” (“2013 RFS2 Rule”), 78 Fed. Reg. 9281, issued by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) on February 7, 2013.
Three Big Winners from Ending Ethanol Subsidies26 de December de 2011
Clearing Up a few Tariff Myths26 de December de 2011
You can tell without looking at a calendar that this year’s legislative session in Congress is drawing to a close. Just as an increase in harried shoppers announces the Holidays are here, the volume of unfounded accusations has grown louder as we approach the December 31st expiration for the misguided tariff on imported ethanol.
Sugarcane ethanol: sustainable feedstock for bioplastics27 de November de 2011
A number of independent studies conducted in recent years have assessed the production of both sugarcane and sugarcane-based ethanol in Brazil from a sustainability standpoint. When evaluating the main elements that make up the production and supply chain, the results of these studies indicate an extremely favorable and consistent scenario.
Exports are good business26 de November de 2011
In the latter half of the Twentieth Century, rapid industrialization and urbanization led to a rift between Brazil’s increasingly urban society and its roots in the countryside. Despite broad recognition that Brazilian agriculture has modernized, adopted advanced technologies and now generates significant trade surpluses, views are still largely influenced by certain negative preconceptions.