The São Paulo State Law 11.241
establishes the extinction of the pre-harvest straw burning practice by the year 2021 for most of the sugarcane
cultivated areas in São Paulo State. The
Green Ethanol Protocol
is an initiative of both the State government and the sugarcane sector to anticipate the end of the
pre-harvest burning practice to the year 2014. It also foresees the annual concession of a certificate
of conformity to producers that adopt best practice management.