Denmark sets 0.9% advanced biofuels blending mandate for 2020

December 18, 2016 |

In Denmark, the national government has just decided on the 0,9% blending mandate for use of advanced biofuels made from waste materials, i.e. straw. The mandate is to be effective by 2020 and will be applied to the transportation sector of Denmark.

“This is an ambitious and progressive decision taken today by the Danish government,” said Novozymes’ VP Biorefining Thomas Schrøder. “Together with conventional biofuels, advanced biofuels used in Danish vehicles are the most obvious way to reduce immediately C02 emissions from a sector, which accounts for 1/3 of all of the country’s emissions. By this agreement, Denmark has become a frontrunner – also with an advantage when the EU agrees on a longer-term mandate for advanced biofuels by 2030. The agreement sends a clear signal to the market and to investors; the technology for production of advanced biofuels is available today and the political framework now supports investments. It’s a good – green – day right before the holidays”.

Recently, in its Winter Clean Energy Package, the European Commission proposed a mandate for advanced biofuels by 2030.

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