Preventing unsustainable agriculture by using synthetic fuels
A recent change to the EU’s climate change legislation stipulates new rules which will directly impact the production of biofuels.
The announcement includes a full review of energy production regulation in what has been called the “Fit for 55” package and imposes far stricter rules on how biofuels can be produced.
This latest change aligns with EU green deal targets of climate neutrality by 2050 but will initially aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% in 2030 compared to those in 1990 across EU countries.
Whilst this does impose limits on previously available options in the generation of biofuels, this is a positive step to prevent unsustainable agriculture as it is becoming clearer that synthetic fuels are certainly the way forward.
Fuelcare is working on synthetic fuel technology to help overcome a number of these sustainability issues in the UK Rail industry, you can read more about this here.
These specific types of fuel additives in the short term will almost definitely contribute in reducing the impact of fossil fuel usage but it is still important to acknowledge that far more needs to be done to address a more futureproof solution in the medium term.