Sustainable First and Second Generation Bioethanol for Europe
(nova-Institute) nova-Institute has published a finalised short version of its study into the sustainability of bioethanol from different feedstocks. To read the report, “A sustainability assessment of first and second generation bioethanol in the context of the European Commission’s REDII proposal,” and get a snapshot of the issues which will be discussed at the conference, download it here: www.bio-based.eu/policy READ MORE
First-generation biofuels just as sustainable as second – report (Creamer Media’s Engineering News)
Excerpt from Biofuels Digest: The results indicate that the discrimination against first generation biofuels of the current EU Commission proposal is not founded on scientific evidence.
The analysis of 12 different sustainability criteria shows that all of the researched bioethanol feedstocks offer significant strengths, but also weaknesses in terms of sustainability. The authors recommend keeping the existing 7% for food-crop based fuels and not lowering the share of first generation fuels further in the REDII. The report analyses the strength and weaknesses of all biomass feedstocks for bioethanol production by criteria such as GHG footprint, GHG abatement costs, land use efficiency, food security, protein-rich co-products, employment, rural development, livelihood of famers and foresters, LUC / iLUC, logistic, infrastructure, availability, traceability, social impacts, biodiversity and air and soil quality. READ MORE