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EU Commission: Biodiverse grassland, biofuels and bioliquids

Dec 14, 2009


The EU Commission has yesterday launched a public stakeholder consultation on Biodiverse grassland, biofuels and bioliquids. Below more info. Attached the consultation document. The objective of the consultation is to seek views on possible approaches to define the criteria and ranges of highly biodiverse grasslands. This will feed into the drafting of a Commission Decision on the establishment of criteria and ranges of highly biodiverse grasslands for the purpose of Directive 2009/28/EC. The sustainability requirements of the Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources establish that raw materials used for the production of biofuels and bioliquids may not be produced on land that had the status of highly biodiverse grassland in or after January 2008. The Commission is required to establish such criteria and ranges according to Article 17(3)c of the Directive 2009/28/EC . Consultation period: 14/12/2009 - 08/02/2010 More info at http://ec.europa.eu/energy/renewables/consultations/2010_02_08_biodiverse_grassland_en.htm