European Commission confirms food biofuels phase-out

The European Commission today confirmed the gradual phase-out of food-based biofuels from 7pc in 2021 to 3.8pc in 2030. The proposed revision of the EU's renewables directive aims to phase in advanced biofuels from 1.5pc in 2021 to 6.8pc in 2030. The minimum share of energy from advanced biofuels and biogas produced from feedstocks including straw, forestry residues, non-food cellulosic and lingo-cellulosic material will grow from 0.5pc in 2021 to 3.6pc in 2030.