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Displacing fossil fuels in Europe’s transport sector


European transport is in a period of transition, as policymakers look for means to rapidly decarbonise the notoriously carbon-intensive sector.

Second-generation biofuels have emerged as a popular and cost-effective option to displace fossil fuels in the road transport and maritime sectors, though questions have been raised regarding the scaleability of the fuel.

In this special report, EURACTIV explores the role of waste biofuels in contributing to the EU’s green transport objectives.

  • Transport biofuels cap under scrutiny after renewable energy drop

    News | Transport 28-03-2023

    The fall in the quantity of renewable energy used in the transport sector, which dipped under 10% thanks largely to a change in how statistics are calculated, shows that the cap placed on waste biofuels is "nonsensical", industry has said.