Tag: belgium

European bioeconomy could unlock 62 million tons of agri residues annually

European bioeconomy could unlock 62 million tons of agri residues annually

April 8, 2019 |

In Belgium, education, training and awareness raising were identified as key factors to unlock the potential of 62 million tons of agricultural residues available annually in Europe during a policy conference organized by eco-innovation expert group Greenovate! Europe, where innovative examples of circular economy in the agro-food sector were presented. Rural areas cover more than 50% of Europe’s […]

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ePure welcomes European Court of Justice appeal ruling in favor of anti-dumping duties on US ethanol imports

ePure welcomes European Court of Justice appeal ruling in favor of anti-dumping duties on US ethanol imports

February 28, 2019 |

In Belgium, ICIS reports that ePure has welcomed the European Court of Justice appeal ruling upholding the European Union’s 9.5% anti-dumping duties on US ethanol imports in place since 2013. The original case was won by the US’s Marquis Energy in 2016 but this week’s ruling overturns that decision through appeal. An ongoing review of […]

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AB InBev supplying residual alcohol from 0% beer for ethanol production

AB InBev supplying residual alcohol from 0% beer for ethanol production

February 18, 2019 |

In Belgium, AB InBev has teamed with Alcogroup to produce ethanol from the residual alcohol produced in the manufacturing process for alcohol-free beer. Three tanker trucks per week transport about 75,000 liters of residual alcohol for processing, or roughly one liter for every 85 cans of alcohol-free beer. That comes to about 8,500 cans of […]

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European Union publishes eight Argentine biodiesel producers that won’t be subject to anti-dumping duties

European Union publishes eight Argentine biodiesel producers that won’t be subject to anti-dumping duties

February 13, 2019 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that the official publication of the agreement with Argentina regarding biodiesel imports shows fuel from eight producers will be allowed to enter the European Union without anti-dumping duties. They are Aceitera General Deheza, Bunge Argentina, LDC Argentina, Molinos Agro, Oleaginosa Moreno Hermanos, Vicentin, Cargill and COFCO International Argentina. The price paid […]

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ePure slams European Commission for palm oil sustainability loopholes

ePure slams European Commission for palm oil sustainability loopholes

February 12, 2019 |

In Belgium, ePure says the European Commission has gone most of the way toward banning the use of unsustainable palm oil in EU transport, but it hasn’t quite closed the deal. Instead of acting on the RED II agreement and removing so-called high-ILUC-risk biofuels from the EU’s transport mix, it has left a door open. […]

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Transport and Environment says EU allowed for loopholes in sustainability criteria for palm oil

Transport and Environment says EU allowed for loopholes in sustainability criteria for palm oil

February 11, 2019 |

In Belgium, Transport and Environment says the European Commission last week acknowledged in a delegated act that oil palm cultivation causes significant deforestation, and thus biodiesel produced from palm oil cannot be counted towards meeting EU green fuel targets. However, under mounting pressure, including trade war threats, from the governments of Malaysia and Indonesia, the […]

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Proposed EU low ILUC risk criteria not strong enough for some Commissioners

Proposed EU low ILUC risk criteria not strong enough for some Commissioners

February 5, 2019 |

In Belgium, Euractiv reports that the sustainability criteria under the second Renewable Energy Directive has been held up because some European Commissions felt the proposed low ILUC risk criteria for certification weren’t strong enough. Directorate Generals were only given two days to review an ILUC proposal that was being fast-tracked through a non-legislative process that […]

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European Biodiesel Board signs off on 1.2 million ton limit on Argentine biodiesel imports

European Biodiesel Board signs off on 1.2 million ton limit on Argentine biodiesel imports

February 4, 2019 |

In Belgium, during last week’s Trade Defense Committee (TDC) meeting, Member States’ representatives discussed and approved with a large majority anti-subsidy (AS) duties against Argentinean unfair imports of biodiesel. A Price Undertaking agreement between the European Commission and Argentinian producers was also approved. The European Biodiesel Board welcomed the adoption of the definitive AS duties […]

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European farmers want the European Commission to strictly monitor Argentine biodiesel imports

European farmers want the European Commission to strictly monitor Argentine biodiesel imports

January 31, 2019 |

In Belgium, Copa and Cogeca welcomed EU Member States approval of Commission’s package of definitive anti-subsidy measures against Argentinian biodiesel’s imports, during Trade Defense Committee held on January 30. Nevertheless, the approval of an import quota of 1.2 million tons in the same meeting in a Price Undertaking Agreement between EU and Argentina remains a […]

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EU gives thumbs up for US soybean imports as biodiesel feedstock

EU gives thumbs up for US soybean imports as biodiesel feedstock

January 29, 2019 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that the European Commission has approved US-produced soybeans under its low ILUC policy, opening the door for imports of soybeans as biofuel feedstock. It’s good news for US farmers who have suffered from the US’s ongoing trade war with China but upset others in Europe. Already since a temporary agreement in […]

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