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EU parliament committee votes for 5.5% cap on first-generation biofuels in transport fuel

8:32 AM MDT | July 12, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The European Parliament’s committee for environment, public health, and food safety (ENVI) adopted an opinion in a vote on 11 July, approving the European Commission’s legislative proposal on biofuels and indirect land use change (ILUC), the parliament announced. The draft proposal aims to cap first-generation biofuel production and accelerate the switchover to second-generation biofuels, sourced from seaweed, certain types of waste, and other sources. It seeks to reduce greenhouse gases arising from ILUC. First-generation biofuels, produced from food...

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