Global leaders are searching for clean, renewable options to provide energy and reduce petroleum use.

Sugarcane has emerged as an important alternative for meeting those needs. This powerful plant is grown in more than 100 countries and holds the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, diversify energy supplies and create jobs.


The brazilian sugarcane industry association (unica)

and the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency (Apex-Brasil) developed this website to serve as a global informati on hub on sugarcane products and their economic, environmental and social benefits around the world.

This website is part of a larger partnership between UNICA and Apex-Brasil that aims to promote the benefits of Brazilian sugarcane ethanol in North America, Europe and Asia.

Activities covered by this agreement include participation in international conferences, economic and regulatory intelligence studies, marketing activities, and public relations strategies targeted at key stakeholders.



Sugarcane in Brazil rarely requires any irrigation, thanks to reliable rainfall where it is grown. 95% of water used in the industrial process is treated & re-used. With the use of closed water circuits, that means the need for fresh water is as low as 5%. https://t.co/kgp4wJEjvU
Sugarcane producers know the value of water. In Brazil 20,000 football fields worth of river banks have been protected by the #sugarcane industry & mills have reduced their own water usage in the industrial process by more than 42% since 2010. https://t.co/kgp4wJEjvU
Cosmetics benefit from sugarcane as well – did you know that squalene, usually obtained from 🦈shark livers, can be replaced by a plant-based sugarcane alternative? Sugarcane can do all this and more without competing with sugar: Brazil is the first sugar exporter in the world.