13 September 2012 17:25 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Verbio welcomes a proposal by the European Commission to curb the use of first-generation biofuels and instead raise the use of second-generation fuels from non-food agricultural biomass, the Germany-based firm said on Thursday.
The Commission’s proposal could mean that by 2020 at least half of the EU's biofuels for transportation would come from second-generation fuels produced from biomass wastes or non-food agricultural residues, as well as cellulose and algae, the company said.
VERBIO said that the Commission’s move was in line with the company's strategy to focus on sustainable biofuels production, instead of making the fuels from wheat and plant oils.
Since 2010, Verbio has been using bio-methane from agricultural residues to make biofuel, it added.
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