EU’s transport sector will comprise of 80% biofuels by 2050

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EU's transport sector will comprise 80% biofuels 2050

80% of the EU’s transport fuel needs could be met with biofuels by the year 2050, according to an independent study published by the Öko-Institut.

Commissioned on behalf of The Greens/European Free Alliance group in the European Parliament, the study titled The Vision Scenario for the European Union concludes that the use of biofuels in the EU transport sector will increase to 10% in 2020, 25% in 2030 and 80% in 2050.
These findings come only recently after the European Commission announced that biofuels have the potential to replace Europe’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels and make transport sustainable by 2050.
In Europe transport emissions have increased by almost 30% since 1990 and now represent over one fifth of the total GHG emissions in the EU.
‘This fact strongly underlines why it is vital that Europe turns to biofuels now. A strong European biofuels sector will be better placed to invest in the advanced biofuels that will be crucial for decarbonising transport by 2050,’ says Rob Vierhout, secretary general at ePURE.
‘Europe policy makers must recognise the important findings in this report, particularly as this unequivocal demand for substantial biofuel growth is coming from the Greens. It is clear that the European public want more biofuels and, as this study shows, biofuels are the only here-and-now solution to fuelling the European transport sector sustainably,’ he adds.

80% of the EU’s transport fuel needs could be met with biofuels by the year 2050, according to an independent study published by the Öko-Institut.
Commissioned on behalf of The Greens/European Free Alliance group in the European Parliament, the study titled The Vision Scenario for the European Union concludes that the use of biofuels in the EU transport sector will increase to 10% in 2020, 25% in 2030 and 80% in 2050.
These findings come only recently after the European Commission announced that biofuels have the potential to replace Europe’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels and make transport sustainable by 2050.
In Europe transport emissions have increased by almost 30% since 1990 and now represent over one fifth of the total GHG emissions in the EU.
‘This fact strongly underlines why it is vital that Europe turns to biofuels now. A strong European biofuels sector will be better placed to invest in the advanced biofuels that will be crucial for decarbonising transport by 2050,’ says Rob Vierhout, secretary general at ePURE.
‘Europe policy makers must recognise the important findings in this report, particularly as this unequivocal demand for substantial biofuel growth is coming from the Greens. It is clear that the European public want more biofuels and, as this study shows, biofuels are the only here-and-now solution to fuelling the European transport sector sustainably,’ he adds.

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