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EU to limit use of food-based biofuels

May 29, 2014, Brussels, Belgium – Diplomats from the European Union have reached an agreement to limit the use of food-based biofuels amidst widespread criticism.


May 29, 2014
By Canadian Biomass

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May 29, 2014, Brussels, Belgium – Diplomats from the
European Union have reached an agreement to limit the use of food-based
biofuels amidst widespread criticism.

 

According to a report from Reuters, follows last year’s
stalemate that occurred when governments failed to agree on a proposed five per
cent cap.

 

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The compromise, reached during a closed-door meeting
Wednesday “would set a 7 percent limit on the use of food-based biofuels in
transport fuel, compared with an overall target to get 10 percent of such fuel
from renewable sources by 2020.”

 

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