15 August 2012 17:35 [Source: ICIS news]
“With rising food costs, biofuel production can be a contributory factor to hunger in the world,” minister Dirk Niebel said.
“The [E10] blending mandate means, at the end of the day, that people will have less food, and that’s why we have to rethink this,” Niebel said in a webcast interview on German television.
Niebel also noted that E10 was never popular with German drivers. He added that he is not opposed to biofuels derived from non-food biomass.
Only about 4% of
In addition, the current rise in food prices was primarily the result of the extensive drought in the
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