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Biofuels to replace oil

Length: 11’23”

Date of production: January 2006

Subject: Facing the growth of CO2 emissions from transport and the difficulty to find alternatives to the traditional fuels for transport, Europe is proposing an immediate answer. It is encouraging the replacement of diesel and petrol by biodiesel and bioethanol - clean, renewable fuels derived from vegetable matter such as rape seed, cereals and sugar beet.
Europe set as indicative objective the replacement of 5,75% of conventional transport fuels by biofuels by 2010. Much effort remains to be done to reach it. Various policies are possible, such as the detaxation of biofuels or the obligation put on suppliers to put a minimum percentage of biofuels on the market. Europe is committed to a truly comprehensive policy on biofuels, which take into account all the different aspects, including those linked to sustainable development and to trade exchanges with its partners.

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