European calculation rules substantially underestimate the climate benefit of biofuels in the transport sector Read more »
Bioenergy is extremely diverse. Heat, electricity and fuels can be produced from solid, liquid and gaseous biomass. Energy crops and wood are used as well as vegetable and animal waste. In Germany, the heating sector claims the biggest share of bioenergy’s contribution to a clean energy supply. Biomass is also used for electricity generation and as a biofuel.
With the exception of Brazil, biofuels are still a niche product in the big economies on both sides of the Atlantic. In Germany, a biofuel quota of currently 6.25 percent limits the use of sustainably produced biofuels. Brazil, meanwhile, is more ambitious as ethanol’s hare may reach up to 25... Read more »