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Ref. Ares(2012)1031030 - 05/09/2012
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European Commission 
DG for Agriculture and Rural Development 
B-1049 Brussels/Belgium 
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From: SILVA RODRIGUEZ Jose Manuel (AGRI)  
Sent: Friday, August 31, 2012 4:28 PM 
Subject: FW: Request for a meeting on Indirect Land Use Change and revision of EU biofuels policy 
From: European Biodiesel Board - 
Sent: 31 August 2012 16:28:56 (UTC+01:00) Brussels, Copenhagen, Madrid, Paris 
Subject: Request for a meeting on Indirect Land Use Change and revision of EU biofuels policy 
482/COM/12                                                                                              Brussels, August 31st 

TO:      Mr Jose Manuel Silva Rodriguez 
            DG Agriculture and Rural Development 
CC:       Ms Maria Angeles Benitez Salas 
            Director Sustainability and Quality of Agriculture and Rural Development 
            DG AGRI 
 Bioenergy and biofuels 
            DG AGRI 
Re:      Request for a meeting on Indirect Land Use Change and revision of EU biofuels 
policy perspectives 
Dear Mr Silva Rodriguez 
The European Biodiesel Board, gathering nearly 80 European producers among 21 Member-States, is 
extremely concerned by the current proposal on Indirect Land Use Change. Biodiesel is the main 
valuable alternative to fossil fuel and works towards a sustainable use of renewable energy in the 
transport sector.  
Following our numerous communication 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. The European Biodiesel Board is 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 
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‚Äôs 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, 
EBB - European Biodiesel Board                                    
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1040 Bruxelles 
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