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our investments over the past 8 years total almost

and include state-of-the-art plants, some of them amongst the most energy
efficient in the world, meeting the highest environmental and sustainability
standards in the world.

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nieuws/2012/05/Global_Economic_Impact_of_Biofuels_FINAL.pdf

Global Economic Impact of Biofuels: http://globalrfa.org/file_


download/2/GRFA_Commissioned_Report_on_the_Global_
Economic_Impact_of_Biofuels.pdf

http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/74708/icode/

Les impacts socio-economiques de la filiere bioethanol en 2010,


PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2013: http://www.epure.org/sites/default/
files/PWC%20taxes%202010%20et%202011.ppt.pdf

The economic importance of bioethanol production by the


CropEnergies Group in Germany, Research Project 2013

Economic impact study on Pannonia Ethanol Bioethanol Plants,


HTFA Center for Analyses, July 2012

Les impacts socio-economiques de la filiere bioethanol en 2010,


PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2013: http://www.epure.org/sites/default/
files/PWC%20taxes%202010%20et%202011.ppt.pdf

@ePURE_ethanol

#ILUC

#EUethanol

The European renewable ethanol industry is a sustainable and responsible


industry that creates new markets and employment opportunities, not only
for Europes farmers but also for high-tech jobs, sustained during Europes
financial crisis and economic downturn. Renewable Ethanol Made in Europe is
stimulating growth and jobs.

I nvestment in bioenergy could spark


much-needed investment in agricultural
and transport infrastructure in rural
areas and, by creating jobs and boosting
household incomes, could alleviate
poverty and food security.
UN FAO, Bionergy and Food Security
Analytical Framework (2011)6

New jobs in Europe


The EUs bioeconomy already has a turnover of
nearly 2 trillion and employs more than 22 million
people, accounting for 9 % of total employment
in the EU.1 Renewable ethanol production is
a concrete example of how the transformation
to a greener economy can generate thousands
of new jobs in Europe. For every 100 million
litres of domestically produced renewable
ethanol, approximately 1,500 long-term jobs
are created.
The renewable ethanol industry has generated
and sustained 70,000 direct and indirect jobs
in Europe during the recent economic crisis.2
Many of these jobs are in Europes bioeconomy,
supporting rural development in some of the
poorer parts of the EU. By 2020, based on
current growth projections, employment in
the European renewable ethanol sector could
reach up to 205,000 jobs.3

Investment and growth


in EU Member States
Renewable ethanol production creates new
markets for farmers to sell their crops.
ePURE producing members have invested
in developing highly skilled professionals
in a great variety of sectors along the value
chain, such as services, scientific research
and agriculture. Our investments over the
past 8 years total almost 8 billion and

Key facts:
T
 he renewable ethanol industry has
generated and sustained 70,000
direct and indirect jobs in Europe
during the recent economic crisis.
F
 or every 100 million litres of
domestically produced renewable
ethanol, approximately 1,500
long-term jobs are created.
Investments in the renewable
energy industry over the past 8
years total almost 8 billion.
B
 y 2020, based on current growth
projections, employment in the
European renewable ethanol sector
could reach up to 205,000 jobs.

include state-of-the-art plants, some of them


amongst the most energy efficient in the
world, meeting the highest environmental
and sustainability standards. For example,
the French renewable ethanol industrys
investments generated 815 million of addedvalue to the French economy in 2010. That
year, ethanol production and sales resulted
in more than 300 million in fiscal revenues
to the French government. 4 Furthermore,
with a direct added-value of 345 million,
the sector contributed significantly to the
countrys trade balance. 5 Moreover, it is
important to note that a healthy conventional
renewable ethanol industry is also
necessary for the development of advanced
biofuels, made of non-crop feedstocks. A
large number of conventional renewable
ethanol producers will be making the
substantial investments required for this new
technology to succeed.

Boosting jobs and productivity


even further
Europes ethanol industry has a track record to
be a good incentive for increasing agricultural
productivity and jobs in some of the poorer
parts of the EU. Abandoned and degraded
agricultural lands can also be deployed
in Europe to help make poor quality land
productive. By incentivising the use of these

Did you know?


France
in 2010, the French ethanol
industry sustained 8900 jobs
and generated o v e r E U R 3 0 0
m i l l i o n ( n e t ) o f direct addedvalue for the French economy.7

Germany
A single ethanol plant in Germany
alone sustained 2,500 jobs, created
51 million of direct added-value
to the economy and generated
indirectly an additional 96 million
for other industries, such as farming.
The project created 92 million tax
revenues for the public purse in the
past 4 years.8

Hungary
In October, an ethanol project in
Hungary that promised to add
500 million to Hungarys GDP and
create 2000 jobs was cancelled due
to the publication of the European
Commissions ILUC proposal.9

lands, we can produce advanced biofuels in


Europe, reducing land-use outside of the EU
and boosting employment even further.