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Feb 06, 2014, 10:28 ET UNICA condemns possible introduction of additional sugar export subsidies by India

The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) has expressed grave concerns about news reports indicating that the Government of India, the...


Sep 12, 2013, 02:53 ET Brazil's UNICA Statement on European Parliament Vote Outcome on Biofuels/ILUC

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, issued the following statement on the European Parliament's vote Wednesday on biofuels and the...


Apr 24, 2012, 02:19 ET UNICA Announces its Technical Director, Antonio de Padua Rodrigues, as Interim CEO

The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) today announced that its Board of Directors has named the organization's Technical Director,...


Mar 27, 2012, 02:14 ET Marcos Jank Resigns from Presidency at Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association

The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) announced today that Marcos Jank is stepping down as President of the organization, the most...


Dec 23, 2011, 11:53 ET After 30 Years, U.S. Market for Clean Fuels is Opened to Competition

With the 112th Congress going home for the holidays, securing the long awaited expiration of the tariff on imported ethanol and corresponding tax...


Dec 23, 2011, 11:40 ET Congressional Recess Means the End of Three Decades of US Tariffs on Imported Ethanol

For the first time in more than three decades of generous US government subsidies for the domestic ethanol industry, coupled with a steep tariff on...


Nov 17, 2011, 05:50 ET Upcoming 'Virtual Roundtable' on The Future of Energy Is Key Opportunity to Better Inform a Global Audience About Existing, Sustainable Options

A live online discussion on how to achieve long-term global energy goals, organized by The Economist Conferences and scheduled for Friday, November...


Jul 12, 2011, 01:47 ET Ethanol Summit Videos Now Available on Dedicated YouTube Channel

One of the world's premier events dedicated to renewable energies, the Ethanol Summit, now has its own channel on YouTube, the number-one video...


Jul 07, 2011, 12:08 ET Sugarcane Ethanol Producers Applaud Bipartisan Deal to End Import Tariff

The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement in response to news of a bipartisan agreement to end the ethanol...


Jun 17, 2011, 07:00 ET New Video Details Low-Carbon Solutions from Sugarcane

An old solution to modern challenges is the subject of a video that made its debut at a major event focused on renewable energies, held a week ago in ...


Jun 16, 2011, 03:41 ET Sugarcane Ethanol Producers Applaud Senate Vote to End Import Tariff

The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Senate's 73-27 vote on an amendment...


Apr 05, 2011, 03:19 ET Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association Announces Changes in its Washington D.C. Office

The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) announced today the appointment of David Thomas as its new Chief Lobbyist and Leticia Phillips...


Mar 20, 2011, 06:29 ET Obama's Visit to Brazil Yields 'Encouraging' Renewable Fuels Cooperation, According to Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association

Two important announcements involving renewable energy made on the opening day of U.S. President Barack Obama's official visit to Brazil, both...


Feb 22, 2011, 04:57 ET Ethanol Summit 2011 Emphasizes Brazil's Role In Global Quest For Low-Carbon Solutions

The third edition of one of the world's top events dedicated to renewable energies, with special focus on ethanol and other sugarcane by-products, is ...


Jan 07, 2011, 10:01 ET Joel Velasco Leaves UNICA After Three Years as Chief Representative for North America

The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) announced today that Joel Velasco, the organization's Washington, DC-based Chief Representative...


Dec 15, 2010, 04:51 ET U.S. Senate Decision on Bush-Era Tax Cuts 'Disappointing,' Should Lead to WTO Dispute Settlement on Ethanol Protection, Says Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association

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...


Dec 07, 2010, 02:14 ET Doubling Import Tax on Ethanol Will Escalate Brazil-U.S. Trade Conflict, Says Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association

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...


Dec 03, 2010, 02:19 ET Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association Says Lame-Duck Congress Goes from Bad to Worse on Ethanol Policy

The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) issued the following statement in response to an ethanol proposal floated by Senator Max Baucus, ...


Nov 25, 2010, 08:38 ET UNICA Takes Brazilian Success With Clean and Renewable Energies to COP-16 and the World Climate Change in Cancun

The Brazilian experience spanning nearly four decades with large-scale production and use of sugarcane ethanol will be presented in a variety of...


Nov 18, 2010, 09:02 ET Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association Welcomes California Air Resources Board's Continued Review of Biofuels Emissions

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) announced today, following the recommendation of its Expert Workgroup and staff, that it will revisit its...


Nov 10, 2010, 02:04 ET Solidaridad Network joins Brazilian sugarcane industry in retraining sugarcane cutters displaced by mechanization

Solidaridad Network, one of the most prominent global non-government organizations supporting the development of sustainable production chains,...


Oct 13, 2010, 03:56 ET EPA Decision Should Signal End to Ethanol Subsidies and Trade Protection

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...


Sep 29, 2010, 12:55 ET Miami Fuel Discount on Thursday: 85 Cents Off for 85 Minutes

Miami motorists are invited to fill up for less on Thursday (September 30) at MidFlagler U-Gas, located at 4690 West Flagler Street, Miami. From...


Sep 22, 2010, 09:12 ET Video Shows Congress It's Easy to Save Taxpayers $6 Billion and Cut Fuel Costs

UNICA today released a new video, "All I Need to Know About U.S. Ethanol Subsidies," that explains to taxpayers how Congress could save them $6...


Jul 01, 2010, 01:59 ET Brazilian Sugarcane Industry's 'Virtual Mill,' a Hit at Major Events, Now Also on the Web

It's about as close as you can get to a personal visit to a Brazilian sugarcane processing mill without actually being there, and it's now available...