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Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association

Identification number in the register: 22014486374-73
Registration date: 05/08/2011 10:55:18

The information on this entity was last modified on: 16/03/2015 13:53:28
The date of the last annual update was: 16/03/2015 13:53:28
Next update due latest on: 16/03/2016

    Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association


Non Profit Organisation

    Section of registration

II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations

Trade and business associations

    Contact details

Av. Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2179 - 10°
São Paulo - SP 01452-000

(+55 11) 3093 4949

C/O Apex Brasil
Avenue des Arts 19 A/D

(+32) 22110535

    Person with legal responsibility

Ms  Elizabeth Farina

CEO and President

    Person in charge of EU relations

Ms  Geraldine Kutas

Head of International Affairs

    Goals / remit

The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) is the largest organization in Brazil representing sugar, ethanol and bioelectricity producers. UNICA members answer for more than 50% of all ethanol produced in Brazil and 60% of overall sugar production. The Brazilian sugarcane sector’s annual gross earnings are of nearly US$ 16 billion, and the sector directly employs over 1.28 million people.

UNICA’s objective in Brussels is to provide consumers, government officials, NGOs, the business community and the news media with up-to-date, detailed information on vital social, economic and environmental contributions of Brazil’s sugar, ethanol and bioelectricity sectors. UNICA’s aims at working pro-actively with the European Union and national policy-makers to identify opportunities to remove existing regulatory barriers within the EU. It monitors on-going and upcoming European legislation, alert members on developments affecting the sector and lobby European institutions so that its needs are recognized and taken into account in the EU decision-making process. It is also important for UNICA to develop a network of high-level contacts among the European Institutions and other stakeholders.

UNICA actively participates in the EU decision-making process, and follows key EU legislative proposals with a direct impact on the industry in the field of energy, environment, trade (MERCOSUR and WTO), and transport and agriculture issues, among others.

  • European
  • national

    Specific activities covered by the Register

- Revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and of the Fuel Quality Directive
- 2030 Energy and Climate Package
- Energy Union

- Think Energy, Think Brazil: Perspectives on the 2030 Energy and Climate Package (

- Position paper: Reducing transport emissions by 2030
through a renewed EU biofuels policy (january 2015)

- EU blogs







- EU - Mercosur trade negotiations
- CAP reform

    Number of persons involved in the activities described in the box above

50%: 1  



UNICA’s mission is to play a leading role in the consolidation of the Brazilian sugarcane industry as a modern agroindustrial complex equipped to compete sustainably, in Brazil and around the world, as suppliers of ethanol, sugar and bioelectricity.

• Consolidate ethanol as a globally traded commodity
• Promote demand of ethanol as a clean, renewable transport fuel

• Expand use of ethanol to other relevant sectors
• Foment large-scale production of bioelectricity for Brazil’s domestic market
• Assist member companies in becoming sustainability benchmarks
• Disseminate solid, credible scientific data about the competitiveness and sustainability of sugarcane ethanol

    Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

First name Surname Start Date End Date
Geraldine Kutas 15/07/2014 11/07/2015

    Fields of interest

  • Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Climate Action
  • Customs
  • Energy
  • Enterprise
  • Environment
  • Trade
  • Transport

    Membership and affiliation


    Financial data

04/2014  -  03/2015

200,000 € - 299,999 €

No funding received from the EU institutions during the last closed financial year.

    Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.