Tag: belgium

FEFAC releases report on European biofuel and food production co-products

FEFAC releases report on European biofuel and food production co-products

June 3, 2019 |

In Belgium, the European Feed Manufacturers Association released its publication called “Co-products, an essential part of animal nutrition”, which aims to create increased awareness among EU stakeholders and policy makers about the feed industry’s extensive use of co-products. The publication describes how co-products such as brewers’ grains, sugar beet pulp and wheat bran are generated […]

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ePure says EU ethanol reduced GHG emissions by 71% compared to fossil fuels in 2018

ePure says EU ethanol reduced GHG emissions by 71% compared to fossil fuels in 2018

May 30, 2019 |

In Belgium, ePure says European renewable ethanol delivered an average of more than 71% greenhouse-gas savings compared to fossil fuels in 2018, well above the minimum legal requirements, according to new certified data from producers. That continues a seven-year trend, as the climate-change-fighting potential of EU ethanol keeps improving. Ethanol produced by ePURE members is […]

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European bio-based economy launches bio-society 2050 vision

European bio-based economy launches bio-society 2050 vision

May 30, 2019 |

In Belgium, 16 organizations teamed with the Bio-Based Industries Consortium and its members along with the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking’s the States Representatives Group and Scientific Committee to develop and publish their vision for a circular European bio-society by 2050 based on achieving global food security for all, contributing to a sustainable planet, and creating […]

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US ethanol exports to Europe seen limited despite removal of anti-dumping tariff

US ethanol exports to Europe seen limited despite removal of anti-dumping tariff

May 28, 2019 |

In Belgium, Platts reports that although the European Union lifted the EUR62.30/ton tariff on US ethanol, bringing to an end several years of anti-dumping tariffs, a significant increase of US-origin ethanol imports isn’t expected due to the Renewable Energy Directive’s requirement that biofuels be certified sustainable with no less than 50% greenhouse gas emissions reductions. […]

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EU-funded project aims to improve biofuels for commercial vehicles

EU-funded project aims to improve biofuels for commercial vehicles

May 23, 2019 |

In Belgium, the European-funded COLHD (Commercial vehicles using Optimised Liquid biofuels and HVO Drivetrains) project was launched to develop an alternative fuels engine that’s more efficient than the standard diesel alternative. COLHD covers technology, infrastructure and removal of additional barriers. It focuses on the development of three powertrain technologies that use biogas (liquefied biomethane or […]

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EU publishes ILUC risk additions to RED in official journal following scrutiny period

EU publishes ILUC risk additions to RED in official journal following scrutiny period

May 21, 2019 |

In Belgium, in the absence of objections by European Parliament and Council on the proposed text within the given two-month scrutiny period, the European Commission has published in the Official Journal the Delegated Act on the determination of high indirect land-use change-risk feedstock and the certification of low indirect land-use change-risk biofuels. The Delegated Regulation […]

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EU drops anti-dumping duties on US ethanol to the ire of European industry

EU drops anti-dumping duties on US ethanol to the ire of European industry

May 15, 2019 |

In Belgium, ePure says the EU’s decision to repeal anti-dumping duties on fuel ethanol imports originating in the United States risks having serious consequences for the entire value chain of the European renewable ethanol industry – which accounts for 55,000 direct and indirect jobs in the EU. It would also affect EU climate ambitions by […]

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WWF digging into EU’s CAP reform to ensure an end to crop-based biofuel incentives

WWF digging into EU’s CAP reform to ensure an end to crop-based biofuel incentives

May 6, 2019 |

In Belgium, WWF has submitted a Freedom of Information request for a crucial assessment of EU farming policy’s impact on the climate. The assessment, carried out by external consultants, has been delivered to the European Commission and was due to be released in summer 2018. National agriculture ministers are set to discuss the reform of […]

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European agriculture commissioner sees forests as key to bioeconomy

European agriculture commissioner sees forests as key to bioeconomy

April 25, 2019 |

In Belgium, the European agriculture commissioner said during the opening of the Our Forests, Our Future conference that forests are key to developing Europe’s bioeconomy that is expected to generate one million new jobs by 2030. The future Horizon Europe program will further enhance funding opportunities in research and innovation for forests and the forest-based […]

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Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia call for support of biofuels as part of RED II

Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia call for support of biofuels as part of RED II

April 17, 2019 |

In Belgium, taking into account the commitments of the EU on climate change emerging from various binding documents, which have already been adopted such as the Paris Agreement, Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED II) as well as the proposed new […]

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