The EU can halve the consumption of first-generation biofuels

2016-11-23 12:18:41
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The EU can halve the consumption of first-generation biofuels

the Commission can halve the maximum number of first-generation biofuels, used as transport fuel.

 

currently, the European Commission has proposed reducing the maximum share of liquid biofuels of the first generation (that is, made from food crops) to the total amount of recovery fuel with 7% in 2021 to 3.8% in 2030.

 

This proposal was the result of fears that consumption of such fuels increases the amount of carbon gas emissions instead of reduce it. In addition, the use of food crops for fuel production may lead to an increase in the value of the products.

 

"the Gradual reduction of biofuels produced from food crops, and the substitution of more advanced types of biofuels implements opportunities for decarbonizing the transport sector", - said in the text released by the European Commission.

 

At the same time, European farmers believe that the reduction in the production of first-generation biofuels will have undesirable consequences, because the cultivation of crops for production of fuel promotes crop rotation and reduces the need to import feed.

 

the Adoption of this bill may reduce demand for rapeseed and corn, which are used for the production of biodiesel and bioethanol, and, as a consequence, to falling prices for these crops.