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European Biofuels Policy and its Contribution to a Low Carbon Future

Keywords: biofuels, European Union, renewable energy, energy transition

Author(s): Iñigo Capellán-Pérez, Alberto Ansuategi and Ibon Galarraga

Date: 2016-01-08

Issue: 2015-07

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•There is an increasing urgency of decarbonising the EU transport sector.
•Biofuels are expected to play a significant role in the transition to a low-carbon economy.
•The EU has intensively promoted biofuels since 2000, reaching 5-6% of liquids consumption.
•Controversies have focused on indirect land use changes and competition with food production.
•In view of the scientific evidence, a new ILUC Directive was adopted in September 2015.

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