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Parliamentary question - E-003212/2022Parliamentary question
E-003212/2022

    What are the Commission’s recommendations regarding biofuels amidst the current heightened geopolitical tensions?

    Question for written answer  E-003212/2022
    to the Commission
    Rule 138
    Mathilde Androuët (ID)

    The Ukraine conflict is pushing up grain prices and sending shock waves through world oilseed supplies. It has put food security in the spotlight, especially in relation to biofuels. Back in 2013, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations was already applauding the effective biofuel development policies that had been introduced, while also remarking that policies now needed to quickly move onto orienting ‘this success towards food security’[1].

    But now some experts would like us to drastically cut our use of grain-based ethanol, in order to replace imports of Ukrainian grain[2]. NGO Transport & Environment, along with other organisations, is lobbying the Commission and calling on governments to stop using raw materials derived from food and feed crops in biofuels[3].

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