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Driving towards “impacting greenhouse gas efficiency”

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Sustainable biofuels delivered record greenhouse gas savings of more than 13.2 million tonnes in 2020, according to new data.
A press conference ahead of the 19th International Conference on Future Renewable Mobility Fuels 2022 addressed the contribution sustainable renewable fuels have already made to mitigating climate change.
This means that an additional saving of nearly 4 million tonnes of CO2 emissions was achieved that year, compared to the previous 123 months.
“This success is due to the increase in the greenhouse gas reduction quota (GHG quota) to 6% for 2020 (4% in 2019) and shows that the GHG quota and the ensuing competition for the greenhouse gas efficiency have an impact,” said Artur Auernhammer. , Chairman of the Board, German Bioenergy Association (BBE). Sustainable biofuels have played an indispensable role in effective climate protection in the transport sector and will continue to do so in the future, he added.
“Biofuels exceed the minimum climate protection requirements stipulated in the current EU directive, delivering average greenhouse gas savings of 81% for biodiesel, 90.5% for biomethane and 92% for bioethanol compared to fossil fuels. The GHG quota rewards the use of biofuels that guarantee the highest possible greenhouse gas savings.”
The decision of the German Bundestag to continue to increase GHG quotas means greater climate protection in the transport sector, while providing planning security for manufacturers of renewable fuels and producers of raw materials.
Specifically, the GHG quota will increase from 6% in 2021 to 7% in 2022 and then gradually increase to 25% in 2030. tonnes of CO2 in the transport sector by 2030.
He explained: “Sustainable biofuels will contribute 110 million tonnes of CO2 to these global savings. This clearly shows that there is no alternative to commercially available biofuels if climate protection goals are to be met, despite the potential of electromobility and fuel cells.
“It is already clear that the vast majority of the vehicle fleet will still be powered by internal combustion engines in 2030, even if the ambitious targets for electromobility are achieved by this deadline. These vehicles will also have to make an increasing contribution to the At a minimum, the contribution that commercially available biofuels make to the climate protection of biofuels should be preserved, while complementing it by continuing to develop advanced biofuels and eventually also synthetic fuels .