EWABA has welcomed the EU Commission’s adoption of the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy.
This document puts forward the Commission’s ambitious vision to decarbonise the transport sector as new legislative laws come into force in the coming year including RED II.
The European Waste-to-Advanced Biofuels Association welcomed the Commission’s unequivocal call to fuel suppliers and operators to deploy without delay additional volumes of sustainable renewable and low-carbon fuels.
The Commission’s intention to consider minimum shares or quotas of different renewable fuels in the upcoming revision of RED II appeared in principle as a “distinct, fit for purpose and positive instrument to further promote renewable fuels in the EU”.
The organisation said: “When it comes to the promotion of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), EWABA reiterates its position – the future ReFuelEU proposal should not go beyond the system established in the RED II for the promotion of SAF from waste lipids. “SAF promotion should focus on the development of medium to long term scalable technologies such as e-fuels and cellulosic-to-aviation processes. The contrary would break the principle of technology neutrality, destabilise the level-playing field between renewable fuel producers and penalise the waste-based biodiesel industry with no real positive climate benefits.”
According to EWABA, the EU Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy sets out the right objectives, but how these were substantiated in legislation would be key to maintain the EU decarbonisation potential.
The Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy is structured around three key objectives: making the European transport system sustainable, smart and resilient.
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