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

29/06/2018

A new report published by ePURE provides a detailed overview of national biofuel policies across the EU 28 Member States. The publication focuses on the national policy frameworks regulating biofuels, in particular, the implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) as amended by the Indirect Land Use Change (ILUC) Directive, and relevant national fuels (including biofuels) and vehicles market information.

The report encompasses the legal basis for the RED, the FQD, and the ILUC Directive for both crop-based and advanced biofuels and provides general information on the double counting mechanism implemented by EU Member States.

ePURE’s analysis also describes the mandatory incorporation and obligation of biofuels by each Member State as a means of decarbonising transport. Collected data show Member States’ progress in reaching 2020 objectives through the use of renewables in transport.

The report also highlights the fluctuations in the EU passenger car fleet market and takes into account the Renewable Energy Share in Transport (RES-T) for biofuels.

The national legislative information contained in this report (collected between March and May 2018) was provided by ePURE members and/or officials or biofuels experts in the relevant capitals.

To download the full report click here.