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The Leaders

We, the Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels, believe that 2nd Generation and Advanced Biofuels (2GAB) made from no-food competing feedstocks represent one of the major industrial opportunities today for our planet in the sustainable energy technology field. The world is taking action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and 2GAB are a key part of the solution, because they do not compete with food and have considerably lower environmental impact than fuels made from petroleum oil or natural gas. Significant 2GAB production could be deployed today provided that a policy and regulatory framework enabling long-term investment is implemented. The Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels are determined in stimulating the EU policyNewsletter subscription towards accelerated industrial research and innovation into emerging biofuel technologies, including algae and new conversion pathways, supported by public and private policies promoting deployment. The Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels will be constructive towards existing biofuel associations and other biofuel organisations and will aim to cooperate with them in areas of common interest. The Leaders of the Sustainable Biofuels is set up by the CEOs of the participating organisations.
Members of the Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels must be:
• Technology developers of 2nd generation and advanced biofuels who have already been investing in large scale demonstration scale facilities
• Investors in plants (demo or flagship) of 2nd generation and advanced biofuels.

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Latest News

15 October 2014

UPM recognized as one of world leaders for corporate action on climate change
UPM has achieved a top position with the highest possible score, 100, on The A List in the CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014. UPM was the only paper and forest products company in the world with A100 level. The A List presents 187 listed companies identified as demonstrating a superior approach...

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06 October 2014

Advanced biofuels industry calls the European Parliament to take firm action on ILUC directive proposal - Chances and challenges for advanced biofuels
After years of discussions and uncertaintyfor the industry, the ILUC dossier is going into second reading in the European Parliament this autumn. While we welcome the fact that a closure of the file lies within reach we would like to underline the necessity to create enough room for advanced biofuels to grow up to 2020 ...

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LSB position


3 June 2014

Creating post 2020 policy framework for investments in advanced biofuels – critical step to achieve EU 2030 climate and energy goals

  • Create a stable and consistent 2030 framework for investments in the advanced biofuels sector. Establishing 0.5% binding sub-target for advanced biofuels in 2020 is the first important step to give the right signal to the market.
  • Continue the FQD with specific GHG emissions reduction targets beyond 2020.
  • Set a binding, ambitious and realistic target for advanced biofuels up to 2030 with a clear trajectory.

Why do we need a binding advanced biofuels target?

  • To decarbonise the transport sector in a cost-effective and sustainable manner, technology developments of advanced renewable fuels going beyond R&D are necessary, in line with the Commission's proposal for limiting emissions from indirect land-use change.
  • Without an adequate sub-target for advanced biofuels for 2030, there will be no strong outlook for the demand. That will not only halt investments in new domestic production capacity, but it will also prevent vital research and development investments. Moreover, investments in R&D already made by industry and the EC will be wasted and new investments in advanced biofuels will go to other regions....

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