Combined global certified area
minimum of 2.6 million hectares, global share of 9.5%; assuming no double certification: maximum of 2.9 million hectares, global share of 10.7%
Minimum certified area growth
Largest certified area
Bonsucro, 1.5 million hectares,
global share of 5.8%
2015-2019, Bonsucro, +69.7%; 2018-2019,
Biofuels are the future
The pandemic led to a global decline in beverage, dessert, and pastry sales, and highlighted concerns over health issue related to sugar consumption, which could continue to threaten the sector1,2,3.
Sugarcane-based biofuels offer a way forward for the industry in face of climate change regulations and regulations for sustainable use of biofuels, and demand for fossil-fuel alternatives has grown in the past few years4.
In countries including Brazil and Argentina, standards such as Bonsucro are certifying a growing number of sugar mills that produce bioethanol5,6
Sales of Bonsucro-certified ethanol increased by 68% in 2018-20197
Certified sugarcane operations can increase soil health and productivity, helping supply to keep up with growing demand and ensuring the longevity of the industry8
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