EU executive defends new biofuels sustainability rules

The greenhouse gas emission savings of biofuels are negated if more than 14% of feedstock expansion is at the expense of forest, the European Commission says in a new report

The greenhouse gas emission savings of biofuels are negated if more than 14% of feedstock expansion is at the expense of forest, the European Commission says in a new report.

The report, published on 14 February, underpins draft legislation unveiled by the Commission on 8 February that defines high ILUC-risk biofuels as those whose share of expansion onto forested land is higher than 10%.

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