5.5% cap to face vote in September

The European Parliament's Environment Committee has voted to approve draft legislation to cap the proportion of first generation biofuel in transport fuel at 5.5%, but it will be to the full Parliament in Strasbourg in September.

The vote will take place on 10 September, the day before the start of Biofuels International conference on 11-12 September in Antwerp.

This will provide the perfect backdrop to discussions regarding the industry's future. Representatives from a cross section of the industry including policy makers, oil majors, biofuel producers, retailers, associations, analysts, ports, feedstock suppliers and financiers will come together to share opinions and take questions from delegates.

The main discussion points will include the industry's initial thoughts on the 5.5% cap on food-based biofuels, the reaction to the decision not to include emissions arising from land use change in the measurements and research into double counting and its impacts.

Key speakers include: Arthur Reijnhart, General Manager for Alternative Energy and Fuels Development Strategy for Shell, Bernd Kuepker, Policy Officer at DG Energy
European Commission, Ilmari Lastikka, Head of EU Affairs at Neste Oil, Henrik Maimann, Vice President at DONG Energy Power, Daniel J. Oh, CEO at Renewable Energy Group and many more.

Full details can you be found at www.biofuels-news.com/conference

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