EU biofuel policy requires reliable framework conditions

March 18, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP and the FOP – French Federation of Growers of Oilseed and Protein Plants, are appealing to the negotiating partners that are drafting the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) to find an appropriate compromise that protects existing investments and at the same time also encourages investment into the biofuel sector in future.

Both associations said in a statement that they “see that this willingness to invest will be threatened if the biofuels that are currently available on the market, especially sustainable biodiesel from rapeseed, are no longer to be used in the future. As a result, the requirements for sustainability of raw materials and for greenhouse gas reduction, with which the EU has set standards worldwide, would also cease. The associations recall that many states are obliged in the Paris climate agreement to submit national climate protection plans. Biofuels from cultivated biomass can make a significant contribution to climate protection and therefore must occupy an important role in the transport sector.”

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