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EU Proposes New Fuel Standards Enabling Greater Biofuel Content

February 7, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Dimas: ‘Reduction in noxious pollutants.’ The European Commission has announced proposals to establish “new standards” for transport fuels “that will reduce their contribution to climate change and air pollution, including through greater use of biofuels.” Producers will have to reduce greenhouse gas emissions caused by the production, transport, and use of their fuels by 10%, or 500 million m.t. of carbon dioxide, between 2011 and 2020, under the proposed legislation. A new gasoline blend will be established in the European...

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