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03 Sep 2018

Liquid fuels necessary to achieve 2050 climate goals – petrol industry

German Petroleum Industry Association

The EU’s 2050 greenhouse gas emissions reduction goal cannot be achieved without liquid fuels, the German Petroleum Industry Association (MWV) says in its annual report. The petrol industry lobby group says petrol companies want to contribute to a more sustainable energy system by improving the performance of oil refineries, which in the future could use more biomass as well as CO2 emissions as an input factor to produce carbon-neutral fuels. In the European petrol industry’s VISION 2050 concept, refineries “will become part of an ecologic cycle economy” and an incubator of “new, environmentally friendly technologies”, the MWV says. According to the annual report, petrol product sales in Germany grew by 2.3 percent in 2017, keeping oil in the top position of Germany’s energy carriers with a share of 34.5 percent.

Find the report in German here.

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