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European Commission opens investigation into potential Indonesian biodiesel dumping

European Commission opens investigation into potential Indonesian biodiesel dumping

December 17, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European Commission has published a notice in its official journal that it will begin an investigation into potential biodiesel dumping by Indonesia following a complaint made in October by the European biodiesel industry. The complaint alleges that Indonesia subsidizes its biodiesel industry though direct payments as well as tax breaks and government […]

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Bioenergy recognized as a key contributor to achieve a climate neutral Europe by 2050

Bioenergy recognized as a key contributor to achieve a climate neutral Europe by 2050

December 2, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European Commission published its long-term strategy for emissions reduction looking at different options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% with more ambitious scenarios achieving a balance between greenhouse gas emissions and removals by 2050. Bioenergy Europe released a statement that said it “is glad to see that bioenergy is […]

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European Commission experts on the ground looking at Malaysian palm oil sustainability

European Commission experts on the ground looking at Malaysian palm oil sustainability

October 18, 2018 |

In Malaysia, in response to an anti-palm oil sentiment in Europe due to real or perceived environmental challenges with the way oil palms are grown, the European Commission will hold an in-country consultation next week including four expert panels and site visits to plantations in an effort to better understand the reality on the ground. […]

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EU launches new fuel labels at the pump

EU launches new fuel labels at the pump

October 13, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European Commission launched new common and harmonized set of fuel labels throughout all 28 European Union member states, the EEA countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway), the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey. This should help alleviate EU consumer confusion when traveling across borders that had different labeling systems. The […]

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EU holds off on tariffs for cheaper Argentine biodiesel

EU holds off on tariffs for cheaper Argentine biodiesel

September 30, 2018 |

In France, in a major blow for European biofuel producers, the European Commission will not be imposing provisional import tariffs on cheaper Argentine biodiesel until it gathers more information. EU biodiesel producers were negatively affected when the EU scrapped duties last year in response to a ruling by the World Trade Organization, which allowed Argentina’s […]

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European Commission green lights Italian support scheme for advanced biofuels

European Commission green lights Italian support scheme for advanced biofuels

March 1, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Italian support scheme for the production and distribution of advanced biofuels, including advanced biomethane. The measure will contribute to reaching EU energy and climate change goals while limiting distortions of competition. The Italian scheme supports the production and distribution of advanced biofuels […]

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European Commission may announce biodiesel anti-dumping tariff reductions Thursday

European Commission may announce biodiesel anti-dumping tariff reductions Thursday

July 25, 2017 |

In Belgium, the European Commission could announce a reduction in anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesia biodiesel on Thursday, a move which should make biodiesel more competitive than ethanol thanks to an increase in imports in the near future. The European Biodiesel Board is begging the European Commission to wait until at least September to […]

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European Commission creating biofuel policies based on emotive arguments too

European Commission creating biofuel policies based on emotive arguments too

October 19, 2016 |

In Belgium, one of the European Commission’s top biofuels policymakers has said that the body doesn’t just take science into consideration when developing rules for biofuels but also takes into consideration more emotive rather than factual concerns of citizens. An example of this non-science based rulemaking is in response to the food versus fuel debate, […]

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European Commission grants EUR88.5 million to Finnish biorefinery project

European Commission grants EUR88.5 million to Finnish biorefinery project

July 25, 2016 |

In Finland, the European Commission has decided to grant EUR88.5 million of NER 300 investment subsidies for the biofuel refinery planned by Kaidi in Ajos, Kemi. . The subsidy, which is directed towards producers of renewable energy, was initially granted in 2012 for the realization of a biofuel refinery planned by Vapo. Vapo halted the […]

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European Commission publishes strategy for low-emission mobility

European Commission publishes strategy for low-emission mobility

July 20, 2016 |

In Belgium, the European Commission has published its Communication on a European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility that explores policy options to decarbonize transport beyond 2020. The European renewable ethanol association (ePURE), representing conventional and advanced ethanol producers, welcomes the Commission’s commitment to assess the future role of low carbon fuels in Europe’s transport through a […]

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