14 April, the European Parliament ‘ENVI-committee’ adopted the compromise text on the ‘ILUC Directive’. This implies that crop based biofuels will be capped at 7%. Individual Member States can however set lower caps.
The next and final step now will be the European Council Plenary voting on April 29th.
It is expected that with the finalisation of this RED and FQD reform process the path is paved for more renewables in the transport sector with a stronger focus on advanced and resource efficient biofuels that achieve higher greenhouse gas savings.
Various Member states already demonstrate that the GHG-savings have increased of the biofuels consumed in the recent years, while at the same time the feedstock origin of these biofuels was increasingly European based.