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Dear Mr Garofalo, dear Ms Maurizi,

Thank you for your message. We are indeed moving towards adoption of a proposal on ILUC fairly soon.

However, the position of EBB, as you have expressed it in your correspondence and when we had the opportunity to discuss this issue in detail during our meeting on 5th July, is well understood and has been considered in our internal deliberations.

think, therefore, that a further meeting would not be necessary.

Kind regards,

Peter Vis

From: European Biodiesel Board - Isabelle Maurizi [mailto:[email address]]
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 4:37 PM
Cc: [email address]
Subject: Request for a meeting on Indirect Land Use Change and revision of EU biofuels policy perspectives



484/COM/12                                                                                              Brussels, August 31st 2012


TO:      Mr Peter Vis

            Cabinet for Climate Action

            Head of Cabinet


Re:      Request for a meeting on Indirect Land Use Change and revision of EU biofuels policy perspectives



Dear Mr Vis,


Following our meeting on July, 5th 2012 discussing the negative impact of a policy on Indirect Land Use Change for our sector, we are contacting you to raise our concerns as regards the developments that took place over the summer. We are aware that the Commission will launch an inter-service consultation in the coming days.


An inappropriate proposal on ILUC could dramatically reshape the European energy and industrial policy structure for the next years and we believe it is of utmost importance to interact with your services.


As the voice of the industry, we have numerously expressed our concerns on the lack of maturity of the science used to assess ILUC, leading strong inconsistencies and loopholes. We believe an unsuitable legislative proposal would not only undermine Europe’s capacity to lower its Greenhouse Gas emissions, but it would seriously damage an European-based industry in time of economic turmoil. On the contrary, it seems relevant to promote good practices. We are going to send you an official EBB position on the new draft compromise proposal drafted within Commission services, in the meantime, given the very short timeframe, we would be delighted to be able already to fix a meeting with you so to illustrate our arguments , concerns and suggestions.


As such, and in view of the imminent inter-service consultation, we would be available on Thursday September 6th except after 4pm or on  September 18th (pm) or 19th (am). We would greatly value contributing to the current debate, disposing of the technical and economical insight of the sector.


We would like to thank you for the time you will take to consider our request and look forward to seeing you again,


Yours faithfully,



Raffaello GAROFALO                                                    

Secretary General                                                      

EBB - European Biodiesel Board                                  

Boulevard Saint-Michel, 34

1040 Bruxelles

Tel +32 (0)2 763 2477

Fax +32 (0)2 763 0457

E-mail ebb@ebb-eu.org

Web site: www.ebb-eu.org

Isabelle Maurizi      

Project Manager