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EU agrees plan to cap use of food-based biofuels

A customer holds a petrol pump nozzle providing biofuel E10 in Hamburg, northern Germany, on March 4, 2011The European Union agreed Friday to limit the bloc’s use of biofuels made directly from agricultural products after criticism they push up food prices and add to pollution. Ministers from the 28-nation bloc overcame a year-long deadlock to agree a reduction in the use of ‘first generation’ biofuels, which are made from crops such as corn, beetroot or rapeseed. The new deal will cap the use of fuel made from food products to 7.0 percent of transport sector energy use by 2020, down from an original target set in 2009 of 10 percent. The EU has been a leader in driving the takeup of fuels made from crops — so-called first-generation biofuels — to replace fossil fuels like oil in a bit to cut global carbon emissions.

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