German biodiesel facing competition from foreign sustainable oils

July 17, 2013 |

In Germany, biodiesel producers are facing stiff competition from imported vegetable oils as more producers outside the European Union get certified for EU sustainability criteria. It used to be that only German canola-based biodiesel qualified under the EU policy but now producers from Brazil, Argentina, Malaysia and Indonesia also are RED compliant. More than half of the biodiesel sold at German gas stations is still domestically produced, but nearly a quarter comes from palm oil while coconut and soy oil both supply 11% each.

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