Call on MEPs to prioritise feed use over bioenergy

EFFPA has called on MEPs in the Environmental Committee to tackle the environmentally unsustainable practice  where valuable feedstuffs are removed from the food chain in the course of in the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive. EFFPA members are facing distorted competition due to national tax incentives for bioenergy producers to burn energy-rich former foodstuffs as a source of renewable energy. 

In food waste related research there is no doubt about the fact that animal feed is a more sustainable outlet then bioenergy applications. EFFPA has reminded MEPs that is above all of the essence that the incentives to use feedgrade former foodstuffs for fuel use are abolished and food producers always take waste hierarchies into account to find the most sustainable solution.