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European ethanol’s greenhouse gas savings increase 8.5% in 2015, now at 64% direct savings – new industry statistics

European ethanol’s direct greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) savings compared to fossil fuel have increased from 59% in 2014 to 64% in 2015, an increase of 8.5% against the 2014 figure, according to new industry statistics published by the European renewable ethanol association (ePURE). The European renewable ethanol industry - Annual statistics report 2016*, independently audited by Swiss-based company Copartner, therefore confirms that European ethanol is a low carbon transport fuel that can very significantly reduce average direct GHG emissions from petrol.