Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sustainability of Biofuels

The Wageningen University and Research Centre, Ecofys, Environmental Change Network (ECN) and the Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) recently conducted a study on the sustainability of biofuels. Their findings showed that not all sustainability criteria set by the Dutch Cramer Committee for biofuels, will be met if the Netherlands aims at a 10% blending by 2020. This analysis, however, does not take into consideration additional policies to mitigate these negative aspects of biofuels or to stimulate biofuels that are meeting the sustainability criteria. For more on this report visit the CTA site.

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