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EU’s sustainability criteria for transport biofuels needs amending, says a doctoral researcher [Registered]

In its Renewable Energy Directive (RED), the European Union has set a 10% goal for the use of renewable energy in transport by 2020. The EU has also set sustainability criteria for biofuels, including a greenhouse gas (GHG) calculation method to study the emission saving gained by biofuels compared to fossil fuels. Only biofuels meeting certain sustainability criteria are included in the renewable energy goals and are allowed to take advantage of national support systems. In her doctoral dissertation, Kati Koponen, researcher at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland proposes several areas of development for the greenhouse gas assessment…

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