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Ethanol producers work with UN to accelerate shift to low carbon

18/10/2017

Ahead of the UN Climate Conference in Bonn (COP 23, 6-17 November), ePURE member company Ethanol Europe Renewables Ltd (EERL) and the United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) have partnered to boost the deployment of biofuels in the transport sector.

 

A UNFCCC statement issued 18 October reads: "Transport is the second biggest source of energy-related greenhouse gas emissions world-wide, and the sector is rapidly growing. Biofuels such as ethanol have a much lower carbon footprint than fossil fuels, and can be added to gasoline to reduce emissions.

 

"Nick Nuttall, Director of Communications and COP23 Spokesperson at UN Climate Change, said: ‘The world has embarked on an unprecedented journey to a sustainable and more secure future – how societies power-up their lives, from homes and businesses to transport and agriculture – will be crucial to success and partnerships of all kinds will be an indispensable catalyst for positive momentum’.”

 

Read the full UNFCCC press release here.