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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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ePure welcomes European Court of Justice appeal ruling in favor of anti-dumping duties on US ethanol imports

ePure welcomes European Court of Justice appeal ruling in favor of anti-dumping duties on US ethanol imports

February 28, 2019 |

In Belgium, ICIS reports that ePure has welcomed the European Court of Justice appeal ruling upholding the European Union’s 9.5% anti-dumping duties on US ethanol imports in place since 2013. The original case was won by the US’s Marquis Energy in 2016 but this week’s ruling overturns that decision through appeal. An ongoing review of […]

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ePure slams European Commission for palm oil sustainability loopholes

ePure slams European Commission for palm oil sustainability loopholes

February 12, 2019 |

In Belgium, ePure says the European Commission has gone most of the way toward banning the use of unsustainable palm oil in EU transport, but it hasn’t quite closed the deal. Instead of acting on the RED II agreement and removing so-called high-ILUC-risk biofuels from the EU’s transport mix, it has left a door open. […]

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ePure launches ethanolfacts.eu

ePure launches ethanolfacts.eu

November 7, 2018 |

In Belgium, Ethanol Facts, a new online resource for information about renewable ethanol, launched as part of an effort to help inform the public about the production, use, sustainability and importance of ethanol as a renewable fuel. The ethanolfacts.eu website has been created by ePURE, the European renewable ethanol association, as a one-stop-shop for information […]

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ePure says 2017 ethanol production reached 5.84 billion liters

ePure says 2017 ethanol production reached 5.84 billion liters

September 10, 2018 |

In Belgium, European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.84 billion liters of ethanol and 5.71 million metric tons of beneficial coproducts in 2017, according to new audited data released by the industry group. Some 81 percent of the total ethanol output was for fuel use, with an average of more than 70 percent greenhouse-gas savings […]

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ePure study shows European ethanol delivers 70% average GHG emissions savings

ePure study shows European ethanol delivers 70% average GHG emissions savings

June 20, 2018 |

In Belgium, European renewable ethanol delivered an average of more than 70% greenhouse-gas savings compared to fossil fuels in 2017, according to new certified data from European ethanol producers. The number represents the latest of a string of annual increases in the climate-change-fighting potential of European ethanol, which has shown improved performance every year since […]

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ePure says Parliament industry committee vote sets the stage for clash between EU member states

ePure says Parliament industry committee vote sets the stage for clash between EU member states

November 28, 2017 |

In Belgium, ePure says the vote Tuesday by the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee sets the stage for a real clash with EU Member States over how to decarbonise transport. Nearly everybody agrees the European Commission’s Renewable Energy Directive II proposal – which has low ambitions for renewables in transport and would phase […]

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ePure says new European Commission report supports case for higher ethanol blends

ePure says new European Commission report supports case for higher ethanol blends

August 29, 2017 |

In Belgium, ePure says a new report published by the European Commission highlights several benefits of higher ethanol blends in petrol, including reducing emissions of dangerous pollutants and boosting car engine performance. The study, conducted by ICF for the Commission’s Directorate-General for Climate, assessed the impact of higher levels of bio components in transport fuels. […]

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ePure teams with sugar and corn to oppose EU plans to phase out convention biofuels

ePure teams with sugar and corn to oppose EU plans to phase out convention biofuels

November 21, 2016 |

In Belgium, ePure has teamed with the European sugarbeet growers association CIBE, the European sugar refiners association CEFS and the European corn growers association CEPM to express their concern about the EU strategy for low-emission mobility, which states that the European Commission is considering a gradual phase out of conventional biofuels produced from crops such […]

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ePure says EU shouldn’t back down on conventional biofuels

ePure says EU shouldn’t back down on conventional biofuels

October 5, 2016 |

In Belgium, the European Commission should apply its own latest available science on biofuels if the EU renewable energy policy is to be a success, says the European renewable ethanol association (ePURE). In its July Communication on Low Emission Mobility, the Commission indicated it is considering a complete phase-out of all conventional biofuels – despite […]

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