The EU should promote the use of e-fuels by ships and planes

May 12, 2021

In this letter 17 environmental groups tell the European Commission that the EU should promote the use of green synthetic fuels, or e-fuels, by ships and planes as part of its upcoming maritime and aviation fuel laws.

They argue that biofuels and natural gas do not offer a sustainable alternative for shipping and should be excluded from the FuelEU Maritime law. Support should also not be given under the ReFuelEU aviation law to crop-based biofuels in planes, which would emit more than the fossil fuels they replace, while there will not be enough advanced biofuels.

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