EC falls short of biofuels goal

Robinson, Simon; Gibson, Jane
November 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;11/27/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 45, p8
Trade Publication
The article reports that the European Commission will miss its own biofuel target by 2010, according to Alexandra Langenheld, national expert for regulatory policy and promotion of renewable energy. Langenheld told the 2006 European Biofuels Forum, that by 2005, biofuels accounted for about one percent of European Union motor fuel. Germany led the way, with around 3.8% of its fuel mixture coming from renewable resources.


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