UPM joins the BIKE project promoting sustainable biomass value chains for biofuels

December 20, 2020 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels joined the BIKE project that promotes low-ILUC risk biofuels production for European Bioeconomy. The project brings together companies and research organizations who believe that novel, safe and reliable biomass value chains can be deployed to produce food, feed, biofuels and biomaterials with a low risk of generating indirect land use change.

Sustainable biomass-based biofuels mitigate ILUC (Indirect Land Use Change) because they result from productivity increases such as sequential cropping of cover or intermediate crops, or they come from crops grown on abandoned or severely degraded land.

BIKE – Biofuels Production at Low ILUC-Risk for European Sustainable Bioeconomy – is a coordination and support scheme started in September 2020 that will continue through to August 2023. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

The scheme is a Horizon 2020 project that supports the implementation of the European Commission’s Renewable Energy Directive II by providing evidence and measuring the market potential and production routes of low ILUC risk value chains for biomass, biofuels and bioliquids in Europe. The BIKE project also aims to assess the sustainability of production routes and to develop certification module for low ILUC risk biofuels.

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