We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The Sustainability of Biofuels, Bioenergy and Alternative Fuels (ALFA) Action contributes with its scientific knowledge and analytical capacity to the European Commission's policy goals of:
It provides support to the European Commission in fulfilling its legal obligations regarding biofuels with respect to the implementation and reporting requirements of Directive 2009/28/EC (Renewable Energy Directive – RED) and of Directive 2009/30/EC (amendment to the Fuel Quality Directive – FQD).
The main focus of analysis is on the sustainability of supply and the techno-economic viability of several pathways. In more details the ALFA Action: