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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

18 March 2014

Binding target for advanced biofuels needed

Ahead of the European Council on 20-21 March 2014, which will discuss the European Commission’s Communication on a policy framework for climate and energy in the period from 2020 to 2030 we are deeply concerned about the lack of energy and climate targets for the transport sector in the Commission’s White Paper in the...

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07 March 2014

Environmental permit to St1's first Cellunolix® plant in Kajaani, Finland

The Regional State Administrative Agency of Northern Finland has granted an environmental permit to energy company St1 to build a bioethanol plant in Kajaani at Renforsin Ranta. The project development of the plant making lignocellulose-based ethanol for transport is in progress and the objective is to make the investment...

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LSB position


9 July 2013

“LSB position on the EC’s proposal to amend the FQD & RED”

On 17 October 2012, the Commission published a proposal to limit global land conversion for biofuel production, and to improve the climate benefits of biofuels used in the EU.

The proposal is currently under discussion in the European Parliament. On June 25th the ITRE committee (associated committee) published its final report which will go into plenary voting. The voting in the lead committee ENVI is scheduled for July 11th.

The Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels:

  • welcome the statement to support advanced biofuels and support a gradual phasing-in of advanced biofuels mandated targets to 2020 and an increasing trajectory beyond 2020
  • support the ILUC principle however a more in depth study must firstly be carried out to evaluate
    the true indirect effects of biofuels
  • foresee a threat in the extended list of feedstock eligible for advanced biofuels especially on the
    use of animal fats...

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