The EU has recognised that it can no longer depend on oil imports from volatile and unstable states in the Middle East. Following decades of fluctuations in the price of oil (from USD 8 to USD 36), which have adversely impacted on our economies, the EU has sought environmentally sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels. Brazil, the US and France produce biofuels (bioethanol & biodiesel) and invest heavily in research to improve yields. Biofuels substantially reduce fine particle air pollution, w...

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