Following on from the article in POLITICO last week, FEDIAF has written a much more detailed piece.
FEDIAF wholeheartedly supports the decarbonisation of transport. However, a thriving circular pet food business model and the companion animals depending on it are put at significant risk due to ongoing major policy discussions. Category 3 animal fats are a critical raw material for pet food and must not be used for biofuels.
Indeed, Jo Dardenne, Aviation Director at Transport & Environment, explains: “It’s neither in the European Petfood industry or the aviation industry’s interest to burn pet food in engines. If animal fats are redirected to fuel aviation, this will cause a higher carbon footprint for the sector, as more questionable feedstocks will be used to fill the gap. The EU shouldn’t be agreeing to policies that exacerbate the climate and food crises.”
Read more here https://politi.co/3RzBxjc