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Fuelling Europe’s future – A vision for how renewable ethanol can help drive the EU Green Deal

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The EU’s transition to climate-neutrality will require every sustainable emissions-reduction tool we have.
Renewable ethanol – produced sustainably from crops and agricultural wastes and residues – is a decarbonisation solution that is already making a positive impact in the climate fight.
Renewable ethanol production opens new markets for Europe’s farmers and boosts rural economies, and its use offers consumers a convenient way to reduce harmful emissions.
More than just a fuel
Innovative biorefineries process European agricultural feedstock (crops, wastes, residues) into renewable fuel that reduces greenhouse gas emissions from road transport; high-protein, GMO-free animal feed that reduces the need for imported soybean meal; and captured CO2 for use in beverage and food applications.
These refineries are part of a circular economy that makes the most effective use of land and waste materials and reduces reliance on fossil fuel.
A European solution
Ethanol production is an important source of income for Europe’s farmers, and it boosts rural economies.
Promoting its production and...

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