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Setting targets is always a risky and uncertain exercise. If a target is set for advanced biofuels, we need to ensure that the target is set at a level which takes into account the development of the bioeconomy and complies with the principles of waste hierarchy and cascading use. Also, a prerequisite to the adoption of a binding target is the adoption of adequate sustainability criteria. This briefing is an attempt to suggest a more realistic and sustainable target level for advanced biofuels in the new Renewable Energy Directive.