Air Force Concludes Cold Weather GTL Testing
E85 Fueling Infrastructure Development in US May Hit Bumps

EU Energy Ministers Endorse 10% Biofuels Target

Energy Ministers of the 27 EU countries, meeting in Brussels on 15 February, adopted a draft energy action plan for Europe that includes a 10% binding minimum biofuel target by 2020. The current target is 5.75% by 2010.

The binding character of the target is subject to “production being sustainable, second-generation biofuels becoming commercially available, and the Fuel Quality Directive being amended accordingly to allow for adequate levels of blending, according to the group’s statement.

The ministers also endorsed a 20% shared of renewable energies in overall EU energy consumption by 2020. Although each member state would be held to the 10% biofuels target, each member state would otherwise decide on their own national targets for each specific sector of renewable energies.

The endorsement followed debate on the energy proposal tabled by the Commission in January, which included the 10% biofuels target. (Earlier post.)



Incredible good news for US, Canada, Brazil, and South Asia/Oceania farmers.

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been posted. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)