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German coalition government’s ‘green‘ agenda welcomed

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The chairman of the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) has welcomed the aim of the new German government coalition to protect the climate.
Detlef Kurreck said in order to tackle the major challenges, especially in the transport sector, a technology-open approach was necessary, which also included the further development of the combustion engine using sustainably produced biofuels.
This would also strengthen the domestic protein supply and would be important element of the further development of the protein crop strategy announced in the coalition agreement.
After reviewing the coalition agreement between the Social Democrat Party (SPD), the Green Party and the Free Democratic Party (FDP), UFOP welcomed the fact that the new government was placing the challenges of climate change at the centre of its policies.
The new coalition's clear focus on innovation and research should further accelerate the energy transition and the expansion of renewable energies and lead to further progress in the defossilisation of the transport sector, UFOP added.
The UFOP chairman was positive about the further development of the protein crop strategy announced in the coalition agreement, which in a broader sense also included rapeseed cultivation as the most important domestic sources of protein.