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

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European report admits doubts over ‘green’ biofuels

Europe’s green fudge over biofuels is set to continue for another six months after an official report out today acknowledges growing biofuels can create carbon emissions. The European Commission’s Report on Indirect Land Use Change admits that the environmental credentials

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European Union plans more action on unsustainable biofuels

The European Union’s executive said on Wednesday it was looking at further measures to tackle the unwanted side-effects of biofuels production, which compromise the fuels’ green credentials. After a two-year investigation, the European Commission said the complex issue of “indirect

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EU biofuels policy could create “major environmental pressure”

EU biofuels policy does not adequately protect the environment against negative consequences, according to a study reviewing the indirect land use change (ILUC) impact of the EU’s planned increase in biofuels use up to 2020. Based on newly released national

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NFU stands up for biofuels

Biofuels and their co-products play a crucial role in the food chain and should not be seen as a trade-off for edible crop production, the NFU has said. Establishing bio-refineries would allow crops to be converted into biofuel, high protein

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