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Finds that ILUC emissions from energy cropping are highly sensitive to assumptions of the composition of marginal lands and suggests that additional sustainability safeguards may be necessary for energy cropping in order to ensure that it only occurs on low-carbon stock land.

Assesses the indirect greenhouse gas emissions of diverting waste and residual materials to biofuel production.

Evaluates the GHG savings that could be achieved through key policy design changes to the transport target in the European Commission’s 2030 Renewable Energy Directive proposal.

2018.02.06

Finds that ILUC emissions from energy cropping are highly sensitive to assumptions of the composition of marginal lands and suggests that additional sustainability safeguards may be necessary for energy cropping in order to ensure that it only occurs on low-carbon stock land.

Publication: White paper
2017.08.24

Assesses the indirect greenhouse gas emissions of diverting waste and residual materials to biofuel production.

Publication: Consultant report
2017.05.05

Evaluates the GHG savings that could be achieved through key policy design changes to the transport target in the European Commission’s 2030 Renewable Energy Directive proposal.

Publication: Working paper
2016.11.18

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.

Publication: Working paper
2016.11.16

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.

Publication: Working paper
2016.08.11
If shifting crops from food to biofuels may have unintended effects on land use and climate change, should policymakers consider those impacts when designing fuels policies?
Blog Post
2016.06.13

Reviews and critiques a recent assessment of soil carbon changes resulting from the expansion of corn production for ethanol.

Publication: Working paper
2016.05.09

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.

Publication: Consultant report
2016.04.13

Describes case studies of energy cropping in Europe in the context of advanced biofuel and bioproducts sustainability.

Publication: White paper
2016.02.29

Inventory of the status of Member States’ progress on implementing key elements of Directive 2015/1513 amending the RED and FQD as well as the FQD implementing directive (Directive 2015/652).

Publication: Consultant report

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