Your application has been submitted

Thank you for your application for Bonsucro membership. We are very pleased that you have decided to take this step.

What happens next?


We will review your application, and will get back to you within 7 days with any queries or requests for clarification, after which your company name will be posted as a ‘Candidate Member’ on our website at our membership page.

Candidacy Period:

This will commence a 30-day public consultation, during which members of the public may post comments on your application.


Once this period has concluded (with no negative comments received) we will raise an invoice for your annual membership fees. When a candidate becomes a member part-way through the year April to March we charge a proportion of the annual fee. The following April we will invoice for the full membership fee.


Upon receipt of your membership fee, your company will become a full Bonsucro member.

If you have any questions about this process or your application, please contact Bonsucro at

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.