Swedish biofuel tax cuts lead to increased trucker demand but motorists unaware

October 25, 2016 |

In Sweden, motorists haven’t noticed the tax cuts applied to E85 on August 1 and as such haven’t increased their consumption as much as commercial drivers have thanks to tax cuts on 100% biodiesel. Consumption of B100 reached annual highs in August and was 33% higher than July 2015 sales for rapeseed-based biodiesel and 23% higher for HVO. Contrary to increasing demand for biomass-based diesels, supplies in the country are slipping. E85 consumption was mainly flat, leading the Swedish Bioenergy Association to look towards communications campaigns to educate drivers about lower prices and lower emissions with E85.

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