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EU announces new plans to support domestic second generation and advanced biofuels production

European bioenergy leaders meet as the European Union proposes new direction for the European bio-economy

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October 3, 2012 (FPRC) -- “We cannot morally afford to build a very big industry on something that is not good for the environment or for food prices.”
Connie Hedegaard, EU Climate Commissioner – September 2012
In September, the European Commission proposed major changes to their existing biofuels policy. Under the new proposals, the EC will limit edible feedstock-based biofuels to just 5%. Given the EU’s stated aim to build a bio-economy where by 2020, 10% of transport fuel is bio-based, the new policy would appear to have major implications for the future of first generation production and should herald a major push towards supporting next generation biofuels production in Europe.
However, even with the strong support of the EC, the development of a European advanced bio-economy still faces serious political challenges. Regulatory, financial, logistical and feedstock challenges persist.
The European Advanced Biofuels Congress will be held in Brussels on December 4th and 5th and will provide a timely meeting of the most important regulators, policy makers, producers, exporters, financiers and investors involved in shaping the future of domestic production of next generation biofuels in Europe. With over 50 top-level speakers involved in the unique, panel discussion only format, the congress provides the definitive statement of the prevailing thinking amongst the decision-makers who will drive the next phase in the development of the European bio-economy. Click here to see the 2012 speaker line up
More information on the conference agenda and registration is available at www.worldbiofuelsmarkets.com/EABC, by following @GreenPowerMC on Twitter or by joining our Linkedin group European Advanced Biofuels Congress.

Note to Editors
Green Power Conferences are pleased to welcome journalists to attend the 2012 European Advanced Biofuels Congress free of charge. To request a press pass please email michael.chaplin@greenpowerconferences.com

About Green Power Conferences
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Michael Chaplin
European Advanced Biofuels Congress Marketing Manager
Green Power Conferences
michael.chaplin@greenpowerconferences.com
+44 (0)203 384 8870


Send an email to Michael Chaplin of Green Power Conferences
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