A recent study by Utrecht University’s Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development shows that policies for ensuring a sustainable pathway for biofuels in general need to stimulate increases in resource efficiency and productivity in feedstock production as well as addressing all land use. Both of these are goals defined in the European Council’s Conclusions on the 2030 Climate and Energy Policy (European Council 2014) Research by scientists from the University shows that indirect land use change can be mitigated or even prevented by taking a sustainable approach to crop production.
CARBON ABATEMENT COST OF HUNGARIAN ETHANOL
There are limited climate change mitigation options available in the EU transport . A study by Hétfa (2014) finds that renewable ethanol reduces Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions significantly reduction effect. The mitigation cost of Hungarian ethanol from corn feedstock is more competitive than alternative renewable fuels in the transport sector.