Tag: UNICA

UNICA and biofuel industry oppose lifting sugarcane for ethanol ban

UNICA and biofuel industry oppose lifting sugarcane for ethanol ban

April 7, 2018 |

In Brazil, environmentalists and the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, UNICA, are protesting the Brazilian Senate’s consideration of lifting a ban on sugarcane production for ethanol fuel in the Amazon. UNICA is worried that if the bill is adopted, it would have a negative impact on the industry’s image, according to Euractiv. “By changing the zoning […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol production soars 70% on year during H1 March

Brazilian hydrous ethanol production soars 70% on year during H1 March

March 26, 2018 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that UNICA figures show hydrous ethanol production during the first half of March jumped 70% on the year to 244 million liters, more than double that produced during the last half of February. With hydrous ethanol prices reaching the highest levels since Platts began tracking them in April 2014, it’s no […]

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UNICA says EU’s expected ethanol offer for Mercosur deal is unacceptable

UNICA says EU’s expected ethanol offer for Mercosur deal is unacceptable

October 2, 2017 |

In Brazil, UNICA says that the European Union will offer 600,000 metric tons of ethanol quota to Mercosur countries during the next negotiation round to be held this week in Brasilia, 400,000 tons of which would be for industrial use. It’s a far cry from the 1 million tons of quota offered back in 2004 […]

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Brazil seen setting 600 million liter annual ethanol import quota

Brazil seen setting 600 million liter annual ethanol import quota

August 8, 2017 |

In Brazil, UNICA expects the foreign trade chamber to set a duty-free import quota of 600 million liters of ethanol with a 20% import tariff above that when it meets August 23. Above 150,000 liters in one quarter would also be enough to trigger the potential import tariff. Ethanol imports soared more than 300% during […]

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Brazilian ethanol production falls slightly on year during H1 July

Brazilian ethanol production falls slightly on year during H1 July

July 25, 2017 |

In Brazil, UNICA says that the ethanol-sugar mix during the first half of July was just below 50% with 49.62% of cane going towards ethanol production, down from 52.34% during the same period last year. Ethanol production fell in line with the lower usage rate to 1.88 billion liters, down 1.93% on the year. Overall […]

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UNICA teams with Brazilian auto manufacturers to boost ethanol use in vehicles

UNICA teams with Brazilian auto manufacturers to boost ethanol use in vehicles

July 24, 2017 |

In Brazil, UNICA recently signed an MOU with the local auto manufacturers association Anfavea to work together towards reducing emissions in vehicles and improving energy efficiency. Use of ethanol in vehicles will be high on the common agenda, a move which coincides with the RenovaBio program the government will push through later this year to […]

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UNICA slams EU industry for false subsidy claims

UNICA slams EU industry for false subsidy claims

July 6, 2017 |

In Belgium, UNICA is hitting back at ePure and the European sugar industry for wild, invalidated claims of $1.8 billion in subsidies to its sugarcane sector and cross-subsidization of its ethanol industry. In a letter sent to the European institutions, the four associations who have launched the campaign and to the press, UNICA accepts $803,196 […]

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Brazilian ethanol sales pass 1.1 billion liters during H2 May

Brazilian ethanol sales pass 1.1 billion liters during H2 May

June 15, 2017 |

In Brazil, UNICA said 600.3 million liters of hydrous ethanol and 454.93 million liters of anhydrous ethanol were sold during the second half of May with just 82.59 million liters of the total intended for export. The remaining volume was sold into the domestic market. Ethanol production has been slipping for the past eight weeks […]

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Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales jump nearly 13% during H1 May

Brazilian hydrous ethanol sales jump nearly 13% during H1 May

May 30, 2017 |

In Brazil, UNICA reported that hydrous ethanol sales were nearly 13% higher during the first half of May compared to the second half of April at 560.53 million liters while anhydrous ethanol sales 362.65 million. About 42.17 million liters of the total 923.18 million liters sold were destined for export. During the same period, 642.46 […]

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Brazilian center-south hydrous ethanol sales passed 1 billion liters in March

Brazilian center-south hydrous ethanol sales passed 1 billion liters in March

April 13, 2017 |

In Brazil, sugarcane producers union UNICA said hydrous ethanol sales hit 1.06 billion liters during March while another 899 million liters was anhydrous was sold, both figures accounting for just the center-south region. Of the total, near 82 million liters were meant for export. Production started early for some mills ahead of the traditional April […]

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