Oilseed rape being loaded© Tim Scrivener
Plans to phase out crop-based biofuels are expected to be published by the European Commission on 7 December. This will form part of the commission’s plan for its new Renewable Energy Directive (RED) to run from 2020 to 2030 and from a UK perspective will mainly hit wheat, oilseed rape and sugar beet, known as first-generation biofuels. A gradual phase-out is expected, with the regime instead favouring so-called advanced fuels, which use second-generation feedstocks, most commonly wastes and residues, rather […]
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