Sustainable bioenergy contributes to the EU’s long-term decarbonisation target - BIC Position on REDII

25 April 2017

BIC calls for a level playing field for the bio-based industries

Access and availability of sustainable biomass are critical for the bio-based industries.  EU policies should promote:

- A level-playing field for the bioeconomy vis-à-vis fossil fuel uses (e.g. taxation);

- A level-playing field between the different sustainable uses of biomass. Support schemes for bioenergy and biofuels should not distort bio-based markets;

- A resource-efficient use of valuable raw materials, which takes into consideration the availability of sustainable raw materials and circular economy aims as well as cascade use principles.