Bonsucro India Ambassador

17th October 2019

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

He will support Bonsucro’s mission to ensure that responsible sugarcane production creates lasting value for the people, communities, business, economies and eco-systems for all cane-growing origins.

Kiran is joining Bonsucro with over 20 years in the sugarcane industry which includes working as the CEO for Bhopal Sugar Industries for 18 years. Kiran was also a Board Member for both ISMA (Indian Sugar Mills Association) and ISEC (Indian Sugar Exim Corporation). Kiran has worked as an International Trading Partner at International Trading, and he will utilise his consultancy and networking to promote Bonsucro and strengthen relationships with members, as well as influence potential members and other stakeholders in India.

If your company is involved in the sugarcane supply chain in India and is interested in joining Bonsucro, visit our membership page.

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.