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ePure members produced 5.57B liters of ethanol in 2020

ePure members produced 5.57B liters of ethanol in 2020

September 9, 2021 |

In Belgium, European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.57 billion liters of ethanol and 6.16 million metric tons of co-products in 2020, according to audited data released today by the industry group. The figures showed a significant increase in production of ethanol for industrial use, including for hand sanitizers and disinfectants. The new statistics […]

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ePure says European Commission’s Fit for 55 package sets strong foundation for renewable liquid fuels

ePure says European Commission’s Fit for 55 package sets strong foundation for renewable liquid fuels

July 14, 2021 |

In Belgium, the European Commission’s new Fit for 55 package sets important new goals for emissions reduction and creates a solid foundation for reaching them by giving a role to renewable liquid fuels in decarbonizing transport. Unleashing the true potential of crop-based ethanol and creating a policy environment that can spark investment in advanced ethanol […]

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ePure says EU ethanol reduced GHG emissions 75% in 2020

ePure says EU ethanol reduced GHG emissions 75% in 2020

June 23, 2021 |

In Belgium, production and use of renewable ethanol from ePURE members reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by an average of more than 75% compared to fossil fuels in 2020, according to newly certified data. It was the ninth consecutive year in which EU renewable ethanol increased its GHG-reduction score. The record-breaking figure strengthens the already-convincing case for […]

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European Renewable & Low-Carbon Liquid Fuel Platform launched

European Renewable & Low-Carbon Liquid Fuel Platform launched

May 17, 2021 |

In Belgium, Advanced Biofuels Coalition, Copa-Cogeca, eFuel Alliance, ePURE – European renewable ethanol, EBB-European Biodiesel Board, EWABA, Fediol, FuelsEurope, Nordic Blue Crude AS, and UPEI have joined forces to form the Renewable & Low-Carbon Liquid Fuel Platform. These partners are working together to contribute to the decarbonization of the mobility sector in a sustainable and […]

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EU taxonomy falls short in recognising how biofuels can help reach carbon-neutrality

EU taxonomy falls short in recognising how biofuels can help reach carbon-neutrality

April 21, 2021 |

In Belgium, ePure says the European Commission’s political agreement on a Delegated Regulation seeking to define sustainable investments in the EU sends unfortunately mixed signals about the importance of sustainable biofuels such as renewable EU ethanol to climate-change mitigation. The text and annexes agreed by the Commission Wednesday at least recognize that the manufacture of […]

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ePure slams European Commission for mixed messages over biofuels sustainability

ePure slams European Commission for mixed messages over biofuels sustainability

October 28, 2020 |

In Belgium, a new report from the European Commission underlines the importance and sustainability of renewable ethanol, but also reveals yet again the Commission’s strangely contradictory stance wanting to minimize the role of biofuels in achieving the EU Green Deal. Published on 14 October, the Commission’s Renewable Energy Progress Report includes an assessment of progress […]

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ePure launches E10info.eu to inform consumers about E10

ePure launches E10info.eu to inform consumers about E10

September 21, 2020 |

In Belgium, E10info.eu, a new online resource for consumer information about the widely available E10 fuel blend, launched today as part of a broader effort to highlight the importance of renewable ethanol to EU climate goals. Use of E10, which contains up to 10% renewable ethanol by volume, significantly reduces emissions from petrol cars and […]

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ePure members produced 5.6 billion liters of ethanol in 2019

ePure members produced 5.6 billion liters of ethanol in 2019

September 1, 2020 |

In Belgium, European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.6 billion liters of ethanol and 5.33 million metric tons of co-products in 2019, according to new audited data. The new figures confirm the importance of European renewable ethanol biorefineries to achieving EU Green Deal objectives for reducing emissions and sustainable domestic production of animal feed. […]

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ePure members produce ethanol with an average of 72% GHG savings in 2019

ePure members produce ethanol with an average of 72% GHG savings in 2019

June 25, 2020 |

In Belgium, production and use of renewable ethanol from ePURE members delivered an average of more than 72% greenhouse-gas savings compared to fossil fuels in 2019, according new certified data. This record-high average performance continues an eight-year trend of annual improvements to the climate-change-fighting potential of EU ethanol. Renewable ethanol produced by ePURE members is […]

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ePure calls on European Commission to support suffering ethanol industry

ePure calls on European Commission to support suffering ethanol industry

April 13, 2020 |

In Belgium, European renewable ethanol producers have asked the European Commission to consider addressing challenges that have arisen from shifting market conditions as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. In a letter sent to several Commissioners, ePURE (the European renewable ethanol association) highlights the conditions facing the European industry as demand has shifted from […]

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