European Biodiesel Board says EU's indirect land use change policy is flawed

August 10, 2011 |

In Belgium, the European Biodiesel Board has slammed the way the European Commission is tackling the Indirect Land Use Change debate by focusing solely on the study by US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), which the EBB says has been researched using a flawed methodology.

The EBB says the study fails to take into account the positive impact of increased oilseeds production in increasing animal feed production, that it contains flawed calculations on the amount of substitution between vegetable oils and fails to include improvements in agricultural productivity among its calculations.

The EBB has hired Dr Don O’Connor of (S&T)² Consultants and Professor Gernot Klepper of the Kiel Institute for World Economy to critically review the IFPRI report and will show its findings in September.

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