Capital Eurasia | Europe Must Boost Clean Fuel Investment

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Capital Eurasia say an absence of clear targets for the development of next-generation biofuels is hampering investment that could reduce reliance upon food-crop based alternative fuels.

Hong Kong., December 12, 2013 - (PressReleasePoint) - A lack of targets for incentivized investment for the next two decades is hampering investment in biofuel for vehicles says a report commissioned by corporates including Shell, the oil major and automakers, Honda and Volkswagen AG.

According to energy consultants E4Tech, the development of non-food crop biofuels is being adversely affected.

“If proper targets and, by extension, investment were already established, as much as 20% of European fuel demand could conceivably be met by advanced biofuels. That could make a very real, very tangible contribution to the battle to reduce reliance upon fossil fuels,” said a Capital Eurasia alternative fuels analyst.

The firm says that Europe’s climate change and energy proposals for 2030 must put forward a raft of incentives that encourage investment in the sector or development in the field will be led by the US.

Biofuels are combined with conventionally-derived fossil fuels in a bid to reduce greenhouse gas emissions but early-generation biofuels derived from food crops like corn, wheat and sugar have been heavily criticized for raising food prices.

Although the European Union has passed legislation stipulating that at least 10% of member states’ transportation fuel requirements are met from biofuel by 2020, the restrictions it imposed on the use of first generation biofuels have not spurred companies to invest in non-food crop alternatives which are, for the time being, more expensive and more difficult to produce.

Capital Eurasia says it maintains its bullish outlook for oil and gas companies still focused on the traditional fossil fuel end of the energy market.

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