EBA applauds European Parliament Committee’s recognition of renewable fuels

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The European Parliament’s Committee on Transport and Tourism (TRAN) voted on the Revision of Regulation EU 2019/1242 today (19 September). The outcome was an agreement to set CO2 emission performance standards for new heavy-duty vehicles, a milestone legislation to curb the segment emissions.
The European Biogas Association (EBA) applauded the TRAN Committee for recognising the long-term contribution of renewable fuels, including biomethane, to the decarbonisation of the sector, via the introduction of a sound Carbon Correction Factor and CO2 Neutral Fuel definition.
"Sustainable biomethane as a transport fuel provides a ready-available, local and cost-competitive renewable alternative to conventional transport fuels, representing a key solution in the transition towards a climate neutral economy and able even to achieve negative emissions necessary to attain the EU climate neutrality targets," the association said.
It added that the EU's biogas and biomethane value chain is hopeful for further recognition next month.
In particular, it said the value chain is hopeful that the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) will also validate the long-term contribution of renewable fuels, such as biomethane, during upcoming votes on 12 and 23 October respectively.

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