Advanced Biofuels ‘Not Yet Viable’, Industry Study Warns
by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv) Less than 1% of projected capacity for advanced biofuel production worldwide has become reality, according to ethanol industry researchers who warned policymakers against placing too much hope in the fledgling technology.
Research conducted by Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd, the operator of Europe’s largest biorefinery, found that less than 1% of announced advanced biofuel capacity was a success, “a volume so small as to be irrelevant”.
“And while the cycle is decades old, EU policymakers have yet to spot it,” the researchers said.
The European renewable ethanol association, ePURE, said the study does not represent the whole industry and that advanced biofuels need more time and a clear policy framework to develop. READ MORE