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Collaboration to develop low-emission fuels

The Biofrontiers Group of environmental sector NGOs, specialists and the biofuels industry have been working to define a common European fuels policy. The aim is to draw a demarcation that fosters sustainable development and encourages investment in genuinely sustainable advanced biofuels.

The International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT), European Climate Foundation (ECF) and several partner organisations, including UPM, have discussed sustainability criteria, policies and opportunities for biofuels. The report that emerged from this work indicates that biofuels can be an attractive option when seeking a swift reduction in carbon dioxide emissions.

ICCT Report: Waste-based biofuels could meet 16% of road transport requirements

The International Council on Clean Transportation, ICCT published a report entitled Wasted in 2014, assessing the potential for using waste-based advanced biofuels. The collaboration report was prepared by the European Climate Foundation together with environmental sector NGOs and companies working with advanced biofuels, such as UPM. It showed that a substantial part of European demand for transport fuel could be met by using certain biomass resources that are not currently regarded as valuable.

The calculations of the Wasted report on fuel potential at a European level indicated that enough resources are available to meet 10% of European road transport fuel consumption by 2030 if all resources are collected for use.