parliament ends palm oil refinery machine and caps crop based biofuels

division reigns as parliament gears up for critical

Division reigns as Parliament gears up for critical

Socialists, EPP and ALDE propose to cap biofuels shares at 2017 level, end palm oil. Lawmakers from the European Parliament’s three major political families reached on 10 January

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despite eu palm oil ban, biofuel problems will continue

Despite EU Palm Oil Ban, Biofuel Problems Will Continue

While palm oil can no longer receive subsidies under the new framework, other biofuels based on food crops still can. And because the market for all these crops are linked, farmers in places like Malaysia and Indonesia — who last week were protesting the policy shift — will still have an incentive to deforest land in order to grow it, says Marc-Olivier Herman of anti-hunger group Oxfam.

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european parliament seeks to phase out palm oil

European Parliament seeks to phase out palm oil

The European Parliament has adopted a draft report within the frame of the RED (Renewable Energy Directive) which proposes a new policy for palm oil use in biodiesel, due to deforestation concerns. The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) pointed out that 46% of all palm oil imported into Europe in 2014 was used as fuel for transportation.

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palm oil no longer considered ‘biofuel’ in france

Palm oil no longer considered ‘biofuel’ in France

This is because agrofuels based on palm oil “are not biofuels,” according to the French MPs who wrote the amendment. EU strikes deal on 32% renewable energy target and palm oil ban

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noted british environmentalist defends palm oil - palm oil

Noted British Environmentalist Defends Palm Oil - Palm Oil

A move to completely ban food-based vegetable oils for biofuels by the year 2030 was proposed. In January last year, the EU Parliament set to vote again and this time around, the recommendations were clear. Palm oil was singled out and palm oil-based biofuels will be completely banned by 2021.

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proposed palm oil ban unlikely to help canola | the

Proposed palm oil ban unlikely to help canola | The

A final decision on the proposed palm oil ban is expected in late 2018. The European Parliament also voted to cap crop-based biofuels to 2017 consumption levels, which is no higher than seven

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france takes ‘contradictory’ positions on biofuels based

France takes ‘contradictory’ positions on biofuels based

The European Commission also proposed to increase the share of advanced biofuels to 9% of fuels supplied in 2030. Eickhout said: “I am delighted that the Parliament is demanding an end to the use of palm oil as a biofuel.

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european parliament seeks to phase out palm oil

European Parliament seeks to phase out palm oil

The European Parliament has adopted a draft report within the frame of the RED (Renewable Energy Directive) which proposes a new policy for palm oil use in biodiesel, due to deforestation concerns. The Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) pointed out that 46% of all palm oil imported into Europe in 2014 was used as fuel for transportation.

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noted british environmentalist defends palm oil - palm oil

Noted British Environmentalist Defends Palm Oil - Palm Oil

A move to completely ban food-based vegetable oils for biofuels by the year 2030 was proposed. In January last year, the EU Parliament set to vote again and this time around, the recommendations were clear. Palm oil was singled out and palm oil-based biofuels will be completely banned by 2021.

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proposed palm oil ban unlikely to help canola | the

Proposed palm oil ban unlikely to help canola | The

A final decision on the proposed palm oil ban is expected in late 2018. The European Parliament also voted to cap crop-based biofuels to 2017 consumption levels, which is no higher than seven

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central, eastern european nations condemn crop-biofuel cap

Central, Eastern European nations condemn crop-biofuel cap

They support the European Parliament vote earlier in the year to ban palm oil and "note that a ban must have a reason in order to withstand any legal challenge." To this end, they have proposed that the ban is based on palm being the "only biofuel feedstock whose expansion is synonymous with soil oxidation."

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dieselnet update - january 2018

DieselNet Update - January 2018

EU Parliament ends palm oil support and caps crop-based biofuels at 2017 levels. The European Parliament voted to limit the support to biofuels made from food crops to 2017 national consumption levels, and never higher than 7% of all transport fuels.

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new german legislation will shake up eu biofuels market

New German legislation will shake up EU biofuels market

But crop-based biofuels have to be the basis of any future development.” He hopes that the new European Parliament will “take a more rational approach” to the issue than the previous one. A final piece of the biofuels puzzle that is still not fully in place, says Baumann, is adequate verification and monitoring of the climate performance of the various biofuels.

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biofuels – a story without a happy end – eubioenergy

Biofuels – a story without a happy end – EUbioenergy

On the policy side, it all started in 2003 when the EU put forward a biofuels directive with indicative targets: 2% biofuels by end 2005 and 5.75% by end 2010. This directive was repealed in 2009 by the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) setting in place a target of 10% of renewables in the transport sector by 2020 (and a wider 20% renewables in the EU’s overall energy consumption).

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how the cap limit for food-crop-based biofuels may affect

How the cap limit for food-crop-based biofuels may affect

2The oil can be used to light homesteads or power farm machines like mills A robust cap limiting the use of land-based biofuels to current levels to grow biofuel crops like palm oil,

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biofuels, from ethanol to biodiesel, facts and information

Biofuels, from ethanol to biodiesel, facts and information

1Alternatives to diesel fuel include biodiesel and renewable diesel. Biodiesel, derived from fats such as vegetable oil, animal fat, and recycled cooking grease, can be blended with petroleum-based

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european parliament backs 35% renewable energy target by

European Parliament backs 35% renewable energy target by

Besides, the European Parliament intends to cap the contribution of first generation biofuels (made from feed crops and food) to 2017 levels with a maximum of 7% in road and rail transport, while the share of advanced biofuels and renewable-based transport fuels of non-biological origin, renewable electricity and waste-based fossil fuels is planned to be at least 1.5% in 2021 and rise up to 10

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upm mulls new 500,000mt/yr advanced biofuels refinery

UPM mulls new 500,000mt/yr advanced biofuels refinery

Recalls that palm oil accounts for about 40 % of global trade in all vegetable oils and that the EU, with around 7 million tonnes per year, is the second largest global importer; calls on the Commission, in cooperation with Member States, to reduce and better control the amount of unsustainably produced palm oil imported from third countries by applying different customs duty schemes for

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can microalgae biodiesel contribute to achieve the

Can microalgae biodiesel contribute to achieve the

The CLA is a founding member of the European Landowners Association, based in Brussels. Biofuels are a significant concern for our members both for their business interests in the alternative markets which biofuel use will deliver for first generation fuels and opportunities for rural development alongside their real and abiding concerns in delivery of policy to reduce climate change.

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'environmentally-friendly' biofuels are more harmful to

'Environmentally-friendly' biofuels are more harmful to

'Environmentally-friendly' biofuels have been found to be more harmful to the planet than normal fossil fuel. A new government study shows that the Department of Transport's aim to increase the

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joint committee on agriculture, food and the marine debate

Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine debate

In addition, the proposal sets out that member states may set a lower limit and may distinguish between different types of biofuels, bioliquids and biomass fuels produced from food and feed crops, for example, by setting a lower limit for the contribution from food or feed crop-based biofuels produced from oil crops, taking into account indirect land use change.

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biofuels, from ethanol to biodiesel, facts and information

Biofuels, from ethanol to biodiesel, facts and information

1Alternatives to diesel fuel include biodiesel and renewable diesel. Biodiesel, derived from fats such as vegetable oil, animal fat, and recycled cooking grease, can be blended with petroleum-based

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grand challenges for life-cycle assessment of biofuels

Grand Challenges for Life-Cycle Assessment of Biofuels

Biofuels can be produced from plants (i.e. energy crops), or from agricultural, commercial, domestic, and/or industrial wastes (if the waste has a biological origin). Renewable biofuels generally involve contemporary carbon fixation, such as those that occur in plants or microalgae through the process of photosynthesis.. Some argue that biofuel can be carbon-neutral because all biomass crops

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