Palm oil ban on the ropes as Commission weighs options

By |november 19th, 2018|advanced biofuels, biodiesel, biofuel phase-out, conventional biofuels, conventional ethanol, News, palm oil|

Under the EU’s new renewable energy rules, the European Commission has to define criteria that are meant to curb the use of the most climate-damaging biofuels. A new study warns that if handled incorrectly, the use of fuels like palm oil will increase instead of being phased out.

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Could EU-Indonesia free trade deal end palm oil conundrum?

By |julij 10th, 2018|agroforestry, biodiesel, biofuel phase-out, deforestation, forests, Indonesia, News, palm oil, sustainable forestry|

As a new round of free trade negotiations between the European Union and Indonesia begins in Brussels, Perrine Fournier argues that improving forest governance should be central to any agreement.

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EU unable to contain explosion in unsustainable biodiesel imports

By |maj 2nd, 2018|Argentina, biodiesel, biofuel phase-out, Biofuels, Indonesia, Malaysia, News, palm oil, REDII, Renewable Energy Directive, soy|

Imports of Argentine soy biodiesel and Indonesian palm biodiesel, which are among the most unsustainable of biofuels, have exploded in recent months because the EU lost a trade case at the WTO, writes Kristina Wittkopp.

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Divided on biofuel phase-out, Parliament looks for compromise

By |november 15th, 2017|advanced biofuels, biofuel phase-out, Biofuels, ENVI, European Parliament, ITRE, MEPs, News, phase out, Renewable Energy Directive, TRAN|

The lawmaker in charge of steering the EU’s biofuels reform in the European Parliament is looking for compromise after MEPs last week rejected his proposal to phase out crop-based biofuels entirely by 2030 and ban palm oil in biodiesel almost a decade earlier.

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