News

Biofrontiers consortium proposes policy recommendations for advanced biofuels policy towards 2030

Biofrontiers consortium proposes policy recommendations for advanced biofuels policy towards 2030

The biofrontiers consortium consists of major industrial stakeholders in the field of biofuels production in Europe and EU institutes on waste, transport and environment. It was set up in order to explore the conditions and boundaries under which liquid fuels for transport might be developed sustainably.

  • Incentives for advanced biofuels production should be linked to the availability of sustainable feedstocks that safeguard food, soil, water and biodiversity.
  • Performance based targets (founded on LCA) offer an option for rewarding those advanced fuels that deliver the greatest net GHG emissions.
  • Binding targets to include advanced biofuels in transport fuels by 2025. The 2030 level should be set after reviewing whether the 2025 target has been met in a sustainable matter.
  • Where there may be competition with other applications in waste feedstock, the option that delivers the best overall environmental outcome should be encouraged by policy.
  • Policy flexibility should allow novel fuel technologies and feedstocks to be eligible for support if subjected to LCA and sustainability assessment.

Read the full report here.