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Oleochemical industry urges EU against animal fats 'double counting' as renewable content in transport fuels

7:00 AM MDT | July 3, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

An element of the European Commission's previously reported proposal to reduce the environmental impact of biofuels could ultimately cause higher greenhouse gas emissions, according to the European Oleochemicals and Allied Products Group (APAG; Brussels), an industry association, which expressed its concerns in a statement today. APAG members are calling for animal fats not to count double toward an EU target for 10% of energy used for transport to come from renewable fuels by 2020. The aim of the commission's biofuels proposal is to deliver substantial...

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