Bonsucro Week 2019 – Save the Date

20th June 2018

Bonsucro Week is Bonsucro’s flagship event, and has been held all over the world, from London, to New Orleans, Brazil, the Philippines and Nicaragua, to name just a few of the past Bonsucro Week venues.

We’re delighted to announce that Bonsucro Week 2019 will be held in Thailand from March 11-15.

Sugarcane in Thailand

Sugarcane is one of Thailand’s most important agricultural crops and critical to its economy. The sugarcane supply chain – consisting of the growers, millers and support workers – provides jobs for more than 1.5 million people and generates almost USD $6 billion per year.

The country is the second biggest exporter of sugar in the world, and with three Bonsucro certified mills and many more working towards certification, Thailand is an ideal location for Bonsucro Week 2019 – so make sure you save the date!

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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.