The European Commission (EC) has published proposals to limit the amount of food-based (so-called “first generation”) biofuels that can be counted towards the renewable energy targets set for the European transport sector, including aviation. The EC plans to cap the percentage of first generation biofuels and bioliquids that can be counted towards the overall 10% target it set for the transport sector in 2009 at the current consumption level of 5% until 2020. The overall ...

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