Monday 22 October 2012
The European farm organisation Copa-Cogeca has attacked EU Commission plans to impose a 5% limit on the use of crop-based biofuels.
It warns that the U-turn is totally irresponsible and puts at risk feed supplies for animals, employment and green growth in rural areas across the EU.
Copa-Cogeca rejects a proposed 5% cap on biofuels from food and feed crops. The limitation on biofuels from food crops also puts at risk the EU improvement in self-sufficiency on proteins to feed animals.
This is because only part of the oilseed, cereals and sugar beet crop used to produce biofuels is actually converted to energy.
The majority stays in the feed sector, with protein-rich byproducts from biofuel production helping the EU to reduce its heavy dependence on imported animal feed.
Source: Argentine Beef Packers S.A.
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