Staff blog: Fuels

“Waste” biodiesel from corn oil probably drives up corn production and could have resulted in 500 thousand extra tonnes of CO2e emissions in 2017.
India’s biofuel policy update discourages food-based fuels, focusing instead on increasing production of second-generation biofuels made from wastes and inedible energy crops.
The EC will will soon decide on criteria for classifying high- and low-risk indirect land use change (ILUC) biofuels under the RED II. If the Commission gets it right, this provision could make a positive difference without becoming a giant loophole.
It's unlikely that the aviation industry can meet its steep carbon targets almost entirely through the use of low-carbon fuels.
Despite claims that advanced biofuels are just a few years away from commercialization, existing projects struggle to reach their nominal capacity.
An essential step to reliably scaling advanced biofuel across the transportation sector and beyond is ensuring the availability of feedstocks.