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Why we need an e-fuel mandate for ships

January 23, 2023

How to speed up the adoption of green e-fuels?

Despite rising prices of fossil fuels, they are still highly expensive and not available yet for ships to use. Under the EUʼs draft FuelEU Maritime (FEUM) regulation, the European Parliament proposed in October 2022 to mandate shipping to use at least 2% Renewable Fuels of Non-Biological Origin (RFNBOs) – aka hydrogen and e-fuels – by 2030.

As EU policy-makers are expected to make a final decision in trilogues in early 2023, this policy briefing aims to answer frequently asked questions on the introduction of a RFNBO sub-quota in the FEUM Regulation.