From zero deforestation policies to the use of organic fertilisers, sugarcane ethanol produced in Brazil respects all environmental criteria, including EU requirements. Find out more about the Brazilian experience here: https://t.co/SlGrWMsQtK https://t.co/i9BS4f0fpS
In addition to the environmental aspect, sugarcane and the industry as a whole offer the country energy security, economic growth and social inclusion through job creation, with 773,000 direct jobs located in 20% of Brazilian municipalities (Source: Rais 2017).
The industry reshaped several processes in recent years, increasing efficiency and sustainability: the harvest is almost fully mechanized (99%), burning has been eliminated (98%), fertigation has improved, and investments are being made in environmental preservation.
The sugar-energy industry supplies revolutionary products for society that are reason for national pride, as is the case with ethanol, whose end-to-end greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are as much as 90% lower than fossil fuel’s.