Brazilian sugarcane industry slams EU ILUC study

The Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) has called for a review of the methodology used in a controversial EU consultation on the effects of the EU’s biofuels policy on indirect land use change (ILUC).

UNICA said the studies that have been done for the consultation have used models based on incorrect assumptions. It said discrepancies in recent results show that the real effect of ILUC cannot be accurately calculated at this time, making the results easily challengeable at the World Trade Organisation.

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