EU defines grasslands off limits for biofuels

A detailed definition of highly biodiverse grasslands where producers cannot source biofuel feedstock if they wish to benefit from EU incentives was published in the Official Journal this week

A detailed definition of highly biodiverse grasslands where producers cannot source biofuel feedstock if they wish to benefit from EU incentives was published in the Official Journal this week.

The regulation sets out a broad definition of terrestrial ecosystems, which have been “dominated by herbaceous or shrub vegetation” for at least five continuous years. It contains separate criteria for natural and non-natural highly biodiverse grassland.

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