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EU Parliament votes to cap food crop-based biofuels to 6% [Registered]

European Parliament voted on 11 September limit biofuels produced from food crops to 6%. MEPs (Member of European Parliament) voted by 356 votes to 327 to support a legislative report by the French MEP Corinne Lepage arguing for limiting the use of food-based feedstocks in the production of biofuels. Intense lobbying has surrounded this vote, which affects an industry worth an estimated €13-16 billion. The 6% limit on crop-based biofuels endorsed by the EU Parliament amends a 5% cap proposed last year by the European Commission, the 28-nation bloc’s regulatory arm in Brussels. In its vote, the Parliament also said…

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