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10th January 2020

Production Standard Working Group – Call for proposals

The Standard Revision Working Group recently launched a call for proposals...

19th November 2019

Standard Revision Working Group meets in London

This month, the Working Group that is responsible for the revision of...

16th October 2019

Updates from the Bonsucro Standard Revision Advisory Group

The Bonsucro Production Standard Revision has been underway since April...

1st February 2017

Ingenio San Antonio becomes first Bonsucro certified mill in Nicaragua

We're very pleased to announce that Ingenio San Antonio, a sugarcane mill in...

1st February 2017

THRIVE achieves advanced alignment to the Bonsucro Production Standard

Bonsucro supports THRIVE Sustainability Claims The THRIVE Farm Module is...

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.