EUROPEAN Union countries will have to ensure that at least two per cent of their transport fuel supplies are in the form of bio-fuels - made from sugar beet, cereals, maize and rape-seed - by 2005, under a European Commission directive to be proposed very shortly, said Franz Fischler, agriculture Commissioner. The share taken by bio-fuels will rise steadily to 20 per cent by 2020, if the plan is approved by ministers and the European Parliament.

EU research commissioner Philippe Busquin has added that renewable energy ...

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