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Biofuels - Sustainability Criteria

The Directive 2009/28/EC sets out sustainability criteria for biofuels in its articles 17, 18 and 19. These criteria are related to greenhouse gas savings, land with high biodiversity value, land with high carbon stock and agro-environmental practices.

The criteria apply since December 2010. The European Commission (EC) has adopted a number of Decisions and Communications to assist the implementation of the EU's sustainability criteria.