Biodiesel sales in Germany remain stagnate

August 12, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in spite of the increase in the greenhouse gas reduction requirement from 3.5 to 4.0 percent introduced at the beginning of the year and the further increase in diesel consumption to almost 15 million tonnes (prior year: 14.15 million tonnes), biodiesel consumption has fallen once again from 0.912 million tonnes to 0.848 million tonnes. UFOP has reached this conclusion following analysis of data from the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control for the period from January to May 2017.

This decline can be explained by the increase in the GHG reduction of biodiesel from 65.3 to 71.5 percent, according to analysis by the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food. UFOP emphasizes that this also shows that the potential for the necessary decarbonisation of fuel is not being exhausted by the current reduction requirement quota. UFOP is calling for policy-makers to act now and align the GHG reduction requirements with the admixture proportion stipulated in the diesel fuel standard of 7 percent by volume.

 

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