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Joint statement from EU Biofuels Value Chain on EP Transport Committee vote


Transport Committee rejection of RED II opinion shows Parliament strongly divided on crop-based biofuels

Brussels, 9 November 2017 – The European Parliament Transport Committee’s decision to reject …

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European Parliament sends mixed message on crop-based biofuels


Move to ban crop-based biofuels threatens EU climate-change mission and kills incentives to invest in advanced renewables

BRUSSELS, 24 October 2017 – The European Parliament environment committee’s v…

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Environment Committee’s vote on RED II wrongly penalises conventional biofuels


Joint statement from the EU Biofuels Value Chain calls for EU to recognise importance of conventional biofuels to energy, transport and agriculture

Brussels, 24 October 2017 – The European Parliament…

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EU risks making a sour deal with Mercosur


Opening EU markets to Brazilian ethanol would hit Europe’s farmers and work against its climate and energy policy

BRUSSELS – The impending trade deal between the EU and Mercosur for an annual quota …

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New data: Europe’s ethanol industry produces low-carbon fuel and high-protein feed


Statistics from European renewable ethanol association members in 2016 show high GHG-reduction compared to petrol, important production of animal feed

BRUSSELS – European renewable ethanol associatio…

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European Commission study highlights benefits of higher ethanol fuel blends


Newly released report finds that increasing ethanol in petrol helps improve air quality and reduces oil dependency

BRUSSELS, 29 August 2017 – A new report published by the European Commission highlig…

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MEPs support keeping sustainable European biofuels in the EU energy mix


Brussels, 29 June 2017 – The European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee voted Thursday on its opinion on the European Strategy for Low Emission Mobility – and sh…

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Renewable European ethanol delivered higher greenhouse gas savings than ever before in 2016


According to latest producer data, ethanol production and use scored better than 66% average savings over fossil petrol – yet another increase in ethanol’s EU decarbonisation performance.

Brussels, 7 J…

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More ambition needed to decarbonise EU transport, energy experts say


Commission should not ignore contribution of GHG-saving conventional biofuels

Brussels – Europe needs a realistic mix of renewable energy solutions – including low-emission options such as sustainably …

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Poll: Europeans want EU policy to promote crop-based biofuels


Europeans overwhelmingly support the use of conventional biofuels made from crops and believe EU policy should encourage it, according to an EU-wide opinion survey released today. More than 69 percent…

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Experts tell MEPs: Proposal to phase out conventional biofuels threatens EU climate ambitions


The European Commission's proposed phase-out of conventional biofuels by 2030 threatens to remove one of the EU's best options for reducing greenhouse gases and decarbonising transport, energy experts…