Tag: belgium

European Commission thinking to reinstate anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel

European Commission thinking to reinstate anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel

December 4, 2018 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that the European Commission is thinking of again imposing anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel imports following complaints by the European biodiesel industry saying they are still at risk of anti-competitive behavior from Argentina. The proposed definitive anti-dumping duties would be between 25% and 33.4% but the proposal needs to be approved […]

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Poll says Europeans against palm oil but don’t know it’s in their tanks

Poll says Europeans against palm oil but don’t know it’s in their tanks

November 21, 2018 |

In Belgium, Transport & Environment says the vast majority of Europeans don’t know they’re putting palm oil in their tanks when filling up with diesel and are opposed to it. In a poll of 4,500 Europeans conducted in nine countries by Ipsos, 82% of citizens surveyed were not aware of the fact that diesel fuel […]

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European Parliament approves REDII

European Parliament approves REDII

November 13, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European Parliament on Tuesday confirmed the provisional agreement reached with the Council in June on energy efficiency (434 votes to 104 with 37 abstentions), renewables (495 votes to 68 with 61 abstentions) and governance of the Energy Union (475 votes to 100 with 33 abstentions) – three important legislative files that are […]

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ePure launches ethanolfacts.eu

ePure launches ethanolfacts.eu

November 7, 2018 |

In Belgium, Ethanol Facts, a new online resource for information about renewable ethanol, launched as part of an effort to help inform the public about the production, use, sustainability and importance of ethanol as a renewable fuel. The ethanolfacts.eu website has been created by ePURE, the European renewable ethanol association, as a one-stop-shop for information […]

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EU researchers find fish waste can add a lot of value to blue bioeconomy

EU researchers find fish waste can add a lot of value to blue bioeconomy

November 1, 2018 |

In Belgium, researchers from the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA) have determined that over 50 per cent of any fish caught or farmed is not consumed directly and that in the case of tuna, as much as 70 per cent of the animal ends up as waste or by-product. According to […]

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EU BIOWAYS project collects data regarding public perception of bio-based production

EU BIOWAYS project collects data regarding public perception of bio-based production

October 17, 2018 |

In Belgium, EU-funded BIOWAYS conducted an EU-wide online survey alongside analysis of relevant studies which helped them to collect qualitative and quantitate data regarding the public perception on bio-based products. The online questionnaire was translated in seven languages and evaluated public perception and engagement with bio-based products, the benefits of utilizing them and reasons that […]

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EU updates its Bioeconomy Strategy as stakeholders urge action

EU updates its Bioeconomy Strategy as stakeholders urge action

October 11, 2018 |

In Belgium, the EU has updated its Bioeconomy Strategy. The updated plan signals the EU’s continued commitment towards establishing itself as a world leader in renewable resource efficiency, catalysed by transformative industrial biotechnology. Europe’s leadership in this field has already significantly boosted activity, investment, technological breakthrough and interest in developing dynamic bioeconomies throughout the Member […]

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EU starch producers to look towards bioplastics as hopes for isoglucose demand sink

EU starch producers to look towards bioplastics as hopes for isoglucose demand sink

October 4, 2018 |

In Belgium, StarchEurope told FoodNavigator that the European starch industry will start looking towards innovations such as bioplastics in an effort to compensate for the lack of isoglucose demand expected when EU sugar quotas ended last October. Global sugar prices have weighed heavily on European prices which are below the cheapest starches. The association says […]

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European Biodiesel Board calls on Member States to push for duties against Argentine biodiesel

European Biodiesel Board calls on Member States to push for duties against Argentine biodiesel

October 2, 2018 |

In Belgium, during Wednesday’s TDI meeting Member States’ representatives are going to discuss a recent Commission document that, in spite of clear evidence of distortive practices and strong injury for the EU economy, the European Biodiesel Board says fails to announce provisional Anti-Subsidy (AS) duties vs. Argentina. The Commission investigation found evidence the Argentinean Differential […]

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ePure says 2017 ethanol production reached 5.84 billion liters

ePure says 2017 ethanol production reached 5.84 billion liters

September 10, 2018 |

In Belgium, European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.84 billion liters of ethanol and 5.71 million metric tons of beneficial coproducts in 2017, according to new audited data released by the industry group. Some 81 percent of the total ethanol output was for fuel use, with an average of more than 70 percent greenhouse-gas savings […]

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