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Commission’s Proposal to Phase out Conventional Biofuels Ignores Science and Jeopardises Biofuel Investments

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(ePURE)  The European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) regrets the European Commission’s intentions to phase out, or significantly reduce, the use of conventional biofuels in Europe, contained in the proposed Renewable Energy Directive for the period post-2020, published as part of the “Clean Energy Package” today. The Commission proposed to reduce the maximum contribution of conventional biofuels, such as ethanol made from corn, wheat and sugar beet, to the EU 2030 renewable target – from a maximum of 7% of transport fuels in 2021 to 3.8% in 2030. The Commission also proposed a binding blending obligation of 6.8 % to promote other ‘low emissions fuels’ such as renewable electricity and advanced biofuels used in transport.  READ MORE and MORE (Ethanol Producer Magazine) and MORE  / MORE / MORE  (Bioenergy Insight) and MORE (UFOP)


Excerpt from Ethanol Producer Magazine:    “This political decision is not justified and ignores the commission’s own science which shows that ethanol is a low carbon fuel. It is purely a political decision that runs contrary to the commission’s better regulation agenda. The biofuel sector feels betrayed by the commission because of its complete disregard for the investments made in good faith on the basis of EU policy,” said Robert Wright, Secretary-General of ePURE. “The Commission is totally detached from reality if it expects that its proposal will result in significant investments in advanced biofuels, given that most of the potential investors have already been burned by the commission’s previous biofuels u-turns. ePURE calls on member states and Parliament to seek the promotion of advanced biofuels in addition to conventional biofuel,” Wright said.  READ MORE

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