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First EU Sustainability Schemes for Biofuels Get the Go Ahead

BiofuelsBrussels – Biofuels can represent an environmentally-friendly replacement of fossil fuels. However, we need to make sure that tropical forests and carbon rich peatlands are not turned into oil palm or sugarcane plantations.

To this end, the sustainability of biofuels needs to be checked by Member States or through voluntary schemes which have been approved by the European Commission. On July 19, the European Commission recognized seven such voluntary schemes: ISCC, Bonsucro EU, RTRS EU RED, RSB EU RED,2BSvs, RSBA, and Greenergy.

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