The production of bioethanol in Europe led to more animal feed co-products than renewable ethanol in 2021, according to the European Renewable Ethanol Association ePURE. The 2021 findings were compiled from ePURE members and certified by auditing firm Copartner.
Production and use of renewable ethanol from ePURE members reduced greenhouse-gas emissions by an average of 76.9% compared to fossil fuels in 2021, according to the newly certified data. It was the tenth consecutive year in which EU renewable ethanol increased its GHG-reduction score.
The record-high GHG-saving performance of ePURE members’ ethanol was also accompanied by a significant production of animal feed (4.48 million tonnes) and of captured CO2 (1.05 million tonnes) – more ways in which ethanol production contributes to EU food security and offsets fossil fuel use.