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Renewable ethanol – The sustainable way to achieve EU energy goals

24/04/2019

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When will the EU ‘get real’ on biofuels?

17/04/2019

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Several countries declare strong support for biofuels

15/04/2019

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ePURE's Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – April 2019

01/04/2019

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Biofuels ‘essential’ to reducing transport emissions

22/03/2019

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The long-term vision for a climate neutral EU also needs short-term action

19/03/2019

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France continues to lead the way on ethanol blends

19/03/2019

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ePURE's Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – March 2019

04/03/2019

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No real progress made in cutting EU reliance on fossil fuels

27/02/2019

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Focus on sustainability: ePURE responds to Commission on palm oil loophole

26/02/2019

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How biofuels can help deliver a ‘Clean Planet for All’ by 2050

26/02/2019

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ePURE's Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – February 2019

04/02/2019

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Can Europe still be the world leader in clean energy?

29/01/2019

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Biofuels and air quality: IEA confirms that ethanol lowers pollutants

22/01/2019

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Europe’s next biofuels move

09/01/2019

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ePURE's Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – January 2019

03/01/2019

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E10 ethanol needed for immediate climate progress in transport

14/12/2018

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International experts keep pushing for more biofuels

13/12/2018

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Is EU biofuel policy realistic enough?

05/12/2018

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E10: an ethanol blend to fuel Europe’s clean mobility

04/12/2018

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The practical solution hidden in the EU’s 2050 climate-neutral strategy

In The Press - 03/12/2018

The new long-term decarbonisation strategy unveiled by the Commission on 28 November offers an ambitious vision of a carbon-neutral future for the EU and says almost all the right things, but it large...


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ePURE's Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – December 2018

30/11/2018

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Emission impossible? Europe has the tools to decarbonise transport now

26/11/2018

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The EU road to clean mobility: Don’t ignore low-carbon fuels

29/10/2018

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EU greenhouse-gas emissions continue to rise. It’s time to maximize sustainable biofuels

29/10/2018

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What’s in your tank? The ‘E’ is for ethanol

11/10/2018

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IEA highlights ethanol’s ‘untapped potential’ as a clean mobility solution

08/10/2018

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E10 ethanol blend: the right choice for a responsible road trip

06/09/2018

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ePURE’s Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – September 2018

03/09/2018

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The EU’s new deal on renewables... and the next big challenge

16/08/2018

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A reality check on clean mobility

In The Press - 15/08/2018

Emmanuel Desplechin, ePURE’s Secretary General, writes in Ethanol Producer Magazine: “The EU has high hopes for lowering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from cars and light-duty vehicles in the coming ...


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Renewable ethanol plays an essential role in the EU energy mix

In The Press - 08/08/2018

Emmanuel Desplechin, ePURE's Secretary General, discusses in a Q&A the impact of future EU policies on the ethanol industry, and the place of biofuels in the energy mix....


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Advanced biofuels are key to decarbonising transport

In The Press - 17/07/2018

The recent agreements on the revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) are setting the tone for creating a stable and predictable business environment that will trigger the development of and invest...


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How realistic is Europe’s strategy to cut CO2 emissions?

13/07/2018

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How the bioeconomy is helping achieve the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

09/07/2018

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EU clean mobility push needs low-carbon fuels to succeed, study finds

In The Press - 09/07/2018

The EU’s Clean Mobility Package aims to reduce road transport emissions over the long term, but it is not taking full advantage of an important decarbonization tool we can use right now: renewable eth...


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European ethanol hits major targets in global fight against climate change

In The Press - 06/07/2018

ePURE, the European renewable ethanol association, has found that the use of European ethanol has delivered an average of more than 70% greenhouse-gas reduction compared to fossil fuel in 2017. The st...


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ePURE’s Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – July 2018

03/07/2018

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New report highlights updated biofuel policies and markets across the EU-28

29/06/2018

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WATCH: European renewable ethanol, a clean mobility solution

19/06/2018

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France’s clean mobility move: E85 conversion boxes approved for motorists

13/06/2018

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ePURE’s Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – June 2018

01/06/2018

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Finding the right biofuel balance

29/05/2018

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Europe’s farmers support more EU crop-based biofuels, less palm oil

16/05/2018

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NGOs tell Commission to listen to science and differentiate biofuels

In The Press - 08/05/2018

EURACTIV reports that a coalition of Czech and Slovak NGOs has called on the European Commission to draw a line in the Renewable Energy Directive revision (RED II) between more sustainable ethanol and...


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ePURE's Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – May 2018

03/05/2018

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Real progress on renewables – or just pretend? Four things to know about EU biofuels policy

03/05/2018

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Europe’s renewables ‘multipliers’ only subtract

In The Press - 23/04/2018

ePure's Emmanuel Desplechin writes his column about Europe's renewables policies and the loopholes that reduce their impact. European lawmakers are finalizing the EU’s renewable energy policy for 2...


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Two European Parliament votes highlight need for coherent EU biofuels strategy

20/04/2018

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The EU’s protein problem, and how biofuels can help fix it

16/04/2018

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The route to a meaningful EU renewable energy target

13/04/2018

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How Europe can get a head-start on its Clean Mobility goals

28/03/2018

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The way to promote innovation in biofuels

21/03/2018

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Renewable energy reality check: Why ‘multipliers’ only subtract from EU energy goals

19/03/2018

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Biofuels can help solve climate change, especially with a carbon tax

In The Press - 14/03/2018

John Abraham writes in the Guardian on how biofuels production can be optimized by looking at life-cycle analysis and finding a balance between economic and environmental factors: “Facing the reality ...


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EU Bioeconomy 2.0 – Cultivating a home-grown success

In The Press - 08/03/2018

Joanna Dupont, Director of Industrial Biotech and Cross-Sectoral Strategy at EuropaBio, writes in EURACTIV that the EU’s Bioeconomy Strategy, currently under revision, is slowly but surely propagating...


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Court of Auditors: EU is failing to promote renewable energy in rural areas

02/03/2018

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ePURE’s Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – March 2018

01/03/2018

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What EU Member States say about biofuels in transport

In The Press - 28/02/2018

A new article in EURACTIV looks at national positions on biofuels in transport as the RED II trilogue negotiations get under way. The vast majority of EU Member States, especially the Visegrad countri...


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Farmers defend biofuels as part of EU’s upcoming ‘protein strategy’

In The Press - 22/02/2018

There is a need to maintain the EU’s main source of protein feed that are the co-product of biofuels, the European farmers association Copa-Cogeca told EURACTIV.com as the Commission announced its int...


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As the RED II endgame gets under way, here’s how to get the best deal for the EU

20/02/2018

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A policy for all generations: How advanced biofuels can help the EU live up to its climate ambitions

08/02/2018

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ePURE’s Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – February 2018

01/02/2018

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France’s ethanol success story

31/01/2018

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New study highlights sustainable biofuels as important clean mobility solution

30/01/2018

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Another international agency makes urgent call for more biofuels

18/01/2018

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Time for European Parliament to send a positive signal on biofuels

10/01/2018

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ePURE’s Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – January 2018

03/01/2018

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How to get the EU's biofuels policy moving again

In The Press - 19/12/2017

After a year of debate focusing on what the European Union’s renewable energy policy should look like post-2020, Europe now must decide among several different visions—especially when it comes to biof...


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News from the European Parliament: A high ambition for low-emission mobility

15/12/2017

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EU needs advanced biofuels boost to reach climate goals, transport decarbonisation

In The Press - 07/12/2017

The International Energy Agency confirms that sustainable biofuels are needed to secure transport decarbonisation. The European Parliament’s Industry Committee, for its part, confirms the need to set ...


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Top 5 facts about biofuels from the new IEA report

05/12/2017

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ePURE’s Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – December 2017

04/12/2017

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MEPs raise ambition on transport with sustainable biofuels

In The Press - 30/11/2017

EURACTIV reports that “contrary to the European Commission’s initial proposal, the European Parliament voted on Tuesday to increase targets for sustainable energy and reintroduce a sub-target for tran...


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IEA report: Biofuels essential to achieving climate goals

27/11/2017

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State of the Energy Union: What it says and what it doesn't say

24/11/2017

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How the European Parliament can save the EU’s biofuels policy

In The Press - 24/11/2017

ePURE’s Emmanuel Desplechin writes in POLITICO on how the European Parliament can move EU biofuels legislation forward: “If you have been following the EU biofuels debate lately, your head is probably...


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A realistic look at the promise of electric cars

In The Press - 21/11/2017

An article in Fortune magazine, titled “If You Think Electric Cars Will Save the Planet, Think Again,” looks at the impact electric vehicles will have on climate change: “So you think Climate Ch...


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Get ready to celebrate European Bioenergy Day

15/11/2017

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Another sign of divisions over biofuels in the European Parliament

09/11/2017

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EU greenhouse gas emissions decreased in 2016 – except for transport

08/11/2017

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Ethanol-based fuel is now the top-selling petrol in France

07/11/2017

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ePURE’s Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – November 2017

02/11/2017

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EU Member States want to build on 2020 renewable energy targets

02/11/2017

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New report on development of lignocellulosic ethanol

31/10/2017

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Ethanol and transport – Its role in climate action

In The Press - 30/10/2017

Transport is the second biggest source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the world, accounting for more than one fifth of all emissions. Progress in reducing these emissions is among the slowest of...


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The EU and decarbonisation: where do we go from here?

26/10/2017

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Ethanol producers work with UN to accelerate shift to low carbon

18/10/2017

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Why the European Parliament needs time to get RED II right

16/10/2017

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Europeans speak: How can the EU reduce GHG emissions?

12/10/2017

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Europe’s air pollution problem

11/10/2017

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ePURE’s Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – October 2017

09/10/2017

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Phasing-out biofuels: What’s really at stake?

06/10/2017

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Green MEP: Sustainability criteria will distinguish ‘good’ and ‘bad’ biofuels

In The Press - 03/10/2017

As part of its special report on biofuels, Euractiv interviews Dutch Green MEP and ENVI Committee RED II rapporteur Bas Eickhout, on sustainability criteria for biofuels. Eickhout discusses the RED II...


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Biofuel debate a political hot potato as EU renewable energy law nears home straight

In The Press - 02/10/2017

Euractiv begins a week-long Special Report on EU biofuels policy with an overview of the political situation. “Talks over how to decarbonise the EU’s transport fleet are heating up. As policymakers pr...


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EU to aim for 100% emission cuts in new ‘mid-century roadmap’

28/09/2017

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First-generation biofuels just as sustainable as second-generation, new study shows

26/09/2017

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New EU poll shows Europeans want more action to fight climate change, reduce fossil fuels

22/09/2017

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New study shows diesel worse for climate than petrol

19/09/2017

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What the EU risks by opening up its market to Brazilian sugar cane ethanol

In The Press - 15/09/2017

ePURE’s Emmanuel Desplechin writes in Euractiv on the EU-Mercosur trade deal: “Free and fair trade that helps boost economic growth and create jobs is a concept most people support, at least in theory...


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Study confirms health benefits of higher ethanol blends

12/09/2017

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MEPs criticise Commission’s ‘flawed’ policy on post-2020 biofuels

In The Press - 11/09/2017

The European Commission’s “scientifically unfounded” U-turn on biofuels will have significant implications for the agriculture sector and risks increasing the imports of GM animal feed from third coun...


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EU slammed for sitting on report showing benefits of biofuels

In The Press - 06/09/2017

Farmers Guardian reports on questions being raised about why the European Commission delayed the release of a report that showed crop-based biofuels could reduce emissions of dangerous pollutants and ...


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Member spotlight: New video from Vivergo Fuels on 'Energy that matters'

04/09/2017

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ePURE’s Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – September 2017

01/09/2017

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More ethanol equals improved air quality and reduced oil dependency

In The Press - 30/08/2017

A new report from the European Commission highlights several benefits of higher ethanol blends in petrol, including reduced emissions of dangerous pollutants and improvements in car engine performance...


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A major moment for ethanol in Europe

In The Press - 23/08/2017

The next few months are sure to be a crucial period for the European ethanol industry, as European Union policymakers grapple with new legislation that could phase out crop-based biofuels after 2020. ...


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ePURE's Monthly Ethanol Bulletin – August 2017

02/08/2017

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WATCH: Renewable ethanol helps decarbonise European transport

28/07/2017

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WATCH: European renewable ethanol = food + fuel

28/07/2017

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Ethanol and your engine: What you need to know

24/07/2017

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Get the facts on renewable ethanol and GHG savings

14/07/2017

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How biofuels can help assure Europe’s climate leadership role

In The Press - 11/07/2017

Europe has long positioned itself as a global leader in the fight against climate change. Now, with the U.S. government declaring its withdrawal from the historic Paris Agreement, the EU’s leadership ...


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Get the facts on food and fuel

07/07/2017

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MEPs ask Commission to distinguish ‘good and bad’ crop-based biofuels

In The Press - 30/06/2017

EURACTIV - The European Parliament’s Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) Committee endorsed on Thursday (29 June) its opinion on the European Strategy for Low Emission Mobility, calling ...


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Biomass and biofuels in the EU: Emotion-based policymaking?

In The Press - 29/06/2017

EURACTIV - The European Commission’s tinkering on biomass policy effectively promotes oil over economically viable and sustainable biofuels, writes Francis X. Johnson, senior research fellow at the St...


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Slovakia - Parliament approves new biofuel targets

23/06/2017

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New think-tank study finds flaws in European Commission's impact assessment of Renewable Energy Directive

19/06/2017

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Spain - 2017 fuel ethanol use increases

19/06/2017

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Biofuels are an essential part of the energy transition - MEPs Hans-Olaf Henkel and Marijana Petir

In The Press - 19/06/2017

Parliament Magazine - Hans-Olaf Henkel, Parliament's ECR group shadow rapporteur on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources, believes that, "we need an EU-wide renewable energy targe...


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ePURE's monthly newsletter - June

06/06/2017

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Slovakia - Cellulosic ethanol production to start next year

01/06/2017

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ePURE publishes its annual activity report 2016-17

31/05/2017

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The future fuel Europe already has in the tank

In The Press - 30/05/2017

POLITICO - The European Commission has just told the Belgian government that it needs to do a better job of tackling “serious air pollution problems” from vehicle emissions. That is, of course, an ad...


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Fuelling Europe, feeding the world: 5 things you need to know about food security and biofuels

26/05/2017

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Industry and farmers see biofuels as a crucial market ‘outside CAP’

In The Press - 19/05/2017

EURACTIV - Farmers see biofuels as a crucial source of income but investors clashed with NGOs at an event organised by EURACTIV last week (12 May), over the European Commission’s post-2020 biofuels pr...


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Biorefineries have vital role in fostering a rural renaissance in Europe - new study

15/05/2017

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Latvia to amend its biofuels legislation

13/05/2017

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E10 triumphs in France, ethanol demand rises

In The Press - 10/05/2017

ARGUS MEDIA - E10 is about to be crowned the biggest selling gasoline grade in France in early 2017, following an imminent data revision by the industry. French ethanol consumption rose in the firs...


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What’s really behind EU support for crop-based biofuels?

In The Press - 05/05/2017

POLITICO - With emissions scandals and concerns about urban air quality making headlines nearly every day, it is no wonder that people across Europe are calling for change in EU environmental and ener...


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ePURE's monthly newsletter - May

03/05/2017

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Estonian parliament approves biofuel mandate

25/04/2017

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Particulate emissions from petrol cars can be cut by up to 61% through greater fuel ethanol use - TU Wien

07/04/2017

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Dutch government proposes E10 mandate

06/04/2017

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Estonian Government postpones biofuel mandate

30/03/2017

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REDII - Taking a look at the Impact Assessment

29/03/2017

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Five things you need to know about the ‘food vs fuel’ debate

In The Press - 16/03/2017

POLITICO - The European Commission wants to phase out the use of crop-based biofuels in Europe, even though biofuels like renewable ethanol are currently the main driver of EU transport decarbonizatio...


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What the latest European Commission numbers show about EU renewable transport energy progress

15/03/2017

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Europe’s Biofuels Value Chain sends message to EU energy ministers: Set higher ambitions for renewable energy use in transport

27/02/2017

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ePURE adopts position paper on REDII proposal

In The Press - 24/02/2017

Decarbonising the EU transport sector requires concrete and realistic policies. The European Commission’s proposal for a revised Renewable Energy Directive does not deliver in this regard. Post-2020,...


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UK producers say proposal for biofuel cap will lead to plant closure

In The Press - 22/02/2017

FINANCIAL TIMES - Ministers plan to limit or ban crop-based renewable fuel to encourage use of waste Thousands of jobs will be at risk and hundreds of millions of pounds in investment written off i...


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Falling in love again… with biofuels?

In The Press - 14/02/2017

POLITICO - As the saying goes, love is blind. But what happens when the honeymoon is over and you realize the other partner isn’t perfect? We can draw a parallel with what has happened to biofuels ...


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Renewable ethanol drives EU decarbonisation. Why turn back now?

06/02/2017

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Why the EU shouldn’t backtrack on conventional biofuels

In The Press - 03/02/2017

POLITICO - Europe needs more ambition if it wants to decarbonize transport. By Emmanuel Desplechin, secretary general, ePURE Europe needs a realistic mix of renewable energy solutions — includi...


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Record cereal production to boost global supplies in 2016/17

In The Press - 02/02/2017

Confirming prospects of a record harvest, FAO’s estimate of world cereal production in 2016 has been lifted further to 2 592 million tonnes, up 15 million tonnes (0.6 percent) from December. This mont...


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Sluggish renewables investment poses challenge to EU energy plans

In The Press - 01/02/2017

EURACTIV - European investment in renewables has dropped by half since 2011, but the EU remains “well on track” to hit its 2020 target of boosting the sector by 20%, the European Commission said today...


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EU hails clean energy 'year of delivery'

In The Press - 01/02/2017

BUSINESS GREEN - Brussels confirms bloc is on track to meet its renewables, energy efficiency and carbon emission targets for 2020, as Commissioner declares "there is no alternative" The European U...


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Survey: EU citizens supportive of conventional biofuels use

In The Press - 23/01/2017

EURACTIV - The vast majority of European citizens believe that food-based biofuels should be promoted by the EU, according to a new industry-funded opinion poll published today (23 January). Last J...


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How a biofuels phase-out would hit Europe’s struggling farmers

In The Press - 23/01/2017

POLITICO - Growers in the EU are helping meet climate and energy goals. Don’t abandon them now. By Mark Chesworth, managing director, Vivergo Fuels Biofuels are essential for meeting EU climate...


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ePURE member launches Youtube video series "2030 climate ethanol for Europe"

In The Press - 16/01/2017

ePURE member Pannonia Ethanol has released a Youtube video series outlining how European ethanol is crucial for meeting the EU climate goals. The series titled "Truth about European Climate Ethanol" i...


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Q&A: Tough EU battle ahead for ethanol says ePURE

In The Press - 16/01/2017

ARGUS MEDIA - Recently appointed secretary of the European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) Emmanuel Desplechin told Argus the continent's ethanol industry is facing a crucial battle for survival...


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EU risks missing climate goals without ‘sustainable’ biofuels, experts warn

In The Press - 13/01/2017

EURACTIV - The European Commission’s proposal to gradually phase out “sustainable” first generation biofuels will prevent the EU from meeting its 2030 climate goals, experts claim. In November last...


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Commission risks killing sustainable renewable energy in transport. Here’s why.

In The Press - 08/12/2016

POLITICO - In November, global leaders gathered at UN Climate Change Conference COP22 in Marrakech to reiterate their commitment to the Paris Agreement and to direct action on climate change. In a tim...


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EU biofuels curbs would 'put quality feed supplies at risk'

In The Press - 22/11/2016

The European Union, which already imports some $12bn of plant proteins for feed, would raise further its reliance on buy-ins by implementing plans to cut biofuel production, farmers groups Copa and Co...


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The low ILUC impact of European renewable ethanol

In The Press - 22/11/2016

POLITICO - Binding EU directives, the European Parliament, the Council and the Court of Auditors all recognize the time has come for Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) to be reflected in biofuel policy. ...


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Commission admits policing biofuels according to public opinion

In The Press - 17/10/2016

The European Commission’s proposal for a gradual phase-out of conventional biofuels was based on public opinion, an EU official admitted. Last July, the EU executive published a European Strategy for ...


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EU Commission is ignoring its own science in bid to kill biofuels

In The Press - 07/10/2016

POLITICO - Transport is central to our everyday lives and mobility is an integral part of economic activity in Europe. However, we sometimes forget that our vehicles need energy, 95 percent of which c...


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US food versus fuel: a debate losing its rage

In The Press - 06/09/2016

A few years ago the “food versus fuel” debate raged in Washington. It centred on whether the US government’s corn ethanol mandate squeezed scarce grain supplies and pushed up food prices. Yet last we...


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Importing used cooking oil for biofuels risks increasing transport carbon emissions – new study

01/09/2016

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ePURE launches video about European ethanol and its role in decarbonising transport

In The Press - 28/06/2016

The transport sector currently accounts for 25% of the Europe's total greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), and while it has started to experience a small decrease of its emissions since 2008, it is the onl...


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ePURE publishes its 2015-2016 Activity Report

23/06/2016

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Biofuels are vital to decarbonising the EU’s road transport

In The Press - 17/06/2016

2016 is a crucial year for European transport with the European Commission due to publish a communication on decarbonising transport this summer. Europe’s poor record when it comes to transport greenh...


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ePURE's Roadmap to 2030 - The role of ethanol in decarbonising Europe’s road transport

16/06/2016

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Blog: Now is not the time to kiss biofuels goodbye

In The Press - 01/06/2016

When the proposals that led to the RED (Renewable Energy Directive) were introduced, few could have envisaged the rancorous and frequently distorted debate that was to follow. Initially, biofuels were...


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Auto Fuel consortium study confirms ethanol blends are a low hanging fruit towards transport decarbonisation

20/05/2016

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ePURE responds to the Commission’s public consultation on a sustainable policy for bioenergy post 2020

11/05/2016

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Blog: EU’s 2030 climate and energy objectives will be missed without biofuels

In The Press - 15/03/2016

Transport is at the centre of our economy. Mobility is a prerequisite for growth. The transport sector is also very thirsty for energy, using mainly oil to propel itself. Today, the European transport...


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IEA’s World Energy Outlook 2015 shows that stronger biofuels support is necessary

30/11/2015

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DuPont opens world’s largest cellulosic ethanol plant in USA

04/11/2015

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Decarbonising road transport must be prioritised

In The Press - 27/10/2015

Decarbonising European transport requires urgent action, but we are missing crucial opportunities to capitalise on available solutions, writes Robert Wright. Robert Wright is Secretary General of e...


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EU tax measures are to blame for diesel problems

23/10/2015

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Alternative fuels are crucial to decarbonising European transport now more than ever

19/10/2015

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Ten billion euros of investment in advanced biofuels

In The Press - 12/10/2015

We receive and publish with pleasure this comment by James Cogan. He is a technology, industry and policy analyst collaborating with PNO Innovation in Brussels and with a number of public and private ...


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COP21 offers opportunity to relaunch biofuels debate

14/08/2015

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Biofuels are a key part of the global agricultural complex

12/07/2015

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ePURE replies to recent Economist article which attacked biofuels

07/05/2015

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Hard lessons can be learnt from biofuels debate

28/04/2015

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Global food security has increased during period of EU biofuels use

31/03/2015

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Promoting a minimum share of renewable energy in petrol is a practical approach that will promote good biofuels

24/03/2015

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UN Rapporteur wrong about biofuels and food prices

24/02/2015

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Ethanol: the best choice to achieve higher GHG savings

23/02/2015

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ILUC mitigation: pulling EU biofuels policy in the right direction

20/02/2015

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Europe must move beyond emotional debate; introduce practical measures to promote best biofuels

30/01/2015

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More biofuels with low environmental impact possible, scientists say

In The Press - 15/01/2015

EU countries could increase their production of biofuels with a minimum impact on the environment, Utrecht University scientists concluded in a study published on Tuesday (13 January). ILUC has been a...


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EU Must Keep Benefits of Sustainable Biofuels in Sight

In The Press - 08/12/2014

These are still uncertain times for the European ethanol industry. Discussions in the EU are well underway to revise the current EU biofuels policy, which expires in 2020, and the EU has not indicated...


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Europe neglecting biofuel opportunities

In The Press - 28/10/2014

EU policy must help to realise the potential of European biorefineries, says Norica Nicolai MEP. Biorefineries and renewable ethanol have never been more important to Europe’s future. Renewable ethano...


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