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With the Biofrontiers project, the European Climate Foundation seeks to bring together stakeholders from industry and civil society to explore the conditions under which supply-chains for advanced biofuels for transport may be developed in a sustainable manner. The project builds on work carried out in 2013–2014 on waste and residue-based feedstocks for advanced biofuels. (For a survey of that work, see Wasted: Europe's untapped resource.) Biofrontiers will also place a new focus on land-using feedstocks and novel fuel technologies.
Assesses the potential for energy crops to displace food crops in four countries in Europe and evaluates the relative profitability of these crops compared to existing food crops.
Surveys the existing literature on methodologies related to the certification of low ILUC biofuel projects through different measures. It also assesses the potential challenges, risks, and loopholes that could arise from the use of these methodologies.
Based on more than a year of exchanges, this synthesis report presents five recommendations for a 2030 European policy for transport fuels regarding sustainability, carbon-intensity, incentives, competing uses and innovation.
Explores the potential for improving home collection of used cooking oil for biodiesel production in the EU.
Assesses the environmental and societal impacts of utilizing sustainably available biomass for three different sectors: heat & power, liquid fuels, and bio-based materials.
Prepares a proposal for a set of sustainability criteria that could be integrated into post-2020 EU legislation as a way to guarantee the sustainability of the next phase of the development of alternative fuels in Europe.
Describes case studies of energy cropping in Europe in the context of advanced biofuel and bioproducts sustainability.
As part of the European Climate Foundation's Biofrontiers project, Défense Terre was asked to analyze the regulatory treatment of thirteen novel fuel technologies or “NFTs” in the EU and U.S.
Assesses the potential to identify land that might be suitable for dedicated biomass feedstock production in Europe by using already available land use or land type data.
An assessment of costs, investment options, and required policy support