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19th March 2020

Vijayanagar Sugar achieves Bonsucro certification

M/S Vijayanagar Sugar Private Limited is the latest mill in India to achieve...

21st January 2020

Elizabeth Farina appointed to the Bonsucro Board of Directors

Bonsucro is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Farina to the...

13th December 2019

Bonsucro and Fairtrade collaborate to maximise their impact in sugarcane

From February 2017 to April 2019 Bonsucro and Fairtrade collaborated for the...

17th October 2019

Bonsucro India Ambassador

Kiran Wadhwana is joining Bonsucro as our new Ambassador for India He will...

15th October 2019

Bonsucro hires Regional Coordinator for Mexico

Bonsucro is pleased to announce Benjamin Sandoval as the new Regional...

3rd September 2019

Watcharin’s Story

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9th August 2019

Rose’s Story

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22nd July 2019

Bonsucro Technical Training in India: Another step ahead towards sustainable sugar production

Thirty participants and a room that was filled with experience, energy and...

19th March 2019

Interview with Diana Visser, Corbion

To mark Bonsucro Global Week, we've caught up with some of the speakers to find...

18th March 2019

Interview with Géraldine Kutas, Bonsucro

This Bonsucro Global Week, we spoke to Bonsucro's Board Chair Géraldine Kutas...

15th March 2019

Interview with Mina Manuchehri, Landesa

To mark Bonsucro Global Week, we've caught up with some of the speakers to find...

14th March 2019

Interview with Meredith Smith, ED&F Man

To mark Bonsucro Global Week, we've caught up with some of the speakers to find...

13th March 2019

Interview with Arindom Datta, Rabobank

To mark Bonsucro Global Week, we've caught up with some of the speakers to find...

12th March 2019

Interview with Ulrike Sapiro, The Coca Cola Company

To mark Bonsucro Global Week, we've caught up with some of the speakers to find...

Bonsucro & Renovabio: Exploring synergies and advancing GHG reduction in Brazil

Project partners: Earth innovation Institute and Agroicone
Project length: 12 months Budget: $22,347,79
Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals:

RenovaBio is a Brazilian biofuel policy designed to decrease Brazil’s greenhouse gas emissions by 10% by 2029 [compared to 2018], in line with the Paris Agreement on climate change. It aims to do this by incentivising fuel distributors to blend more biofuels into their products. RenovaBio has established a certification scheme for biofuel, towards which Brazilian sugarcane mills are working, that will enable them to trade decarbonisation credits on the Brazilian stock exchange.

Bonsucro continuously seeks to grow awareness and adoption of its standard. In Brazil, this can be achieved by aligning its framework with RenovaBio to optimise costs and time for mills. In 2019, Bonsucro received a grant of US $22,000 from the Earth Innovation Institute to provide a common understanding of how RenovaBio works and how other regions might benefit from this approach.

Bonsucro addressed the topic at Bonsucro Global Week in Bangkok in March 2019, and through three stakeholder forums in Brazil. The Bonsucro team also commissioned a technical comparison study, which enabled the organisation to understand how best to align with RenovaBio’s requirements.

The study has been shared with key stakeholders in Brazil and the project is now complete. Bonsucro is working to incorporate the study’s findings and recommendations through its ongoing Production Standard Revision process.

By aligning opportunities of optimisation, joint work and integration with the Brazilian Government and reflecting it in the Bonsucro Standard, Bonsucro can help to ensure that more producers adopt sustainability standards like Bonsucro.