We encourage the European Commission to phase-out food-based biofuels by 2030 and to prioritize a GHG-based target over a blending mandate for incentivizing truly low carbon advanced fuels and electricity.
The 4 key recommendations underlined in the letter are the following:
- Stop all direct and indirect support for land based biofuels and stop counting them toward renewable energy and climate targets
- Create a robust sustainability framework for all forms of bioenergy, including advanced biofuel feedstocks
- GHG targets are the most effective way to ensure economically secure future for low-carbon, sustainable, advanced fuels
- Only set a realistic GHG target for 2025