Tag: RED

Spanish biofuel consumption up over 6% in 2014 as RED compliance nears

Spanish biofuel consumption up over 6% in 2014 as RED compliance nears

February 16, 2015 |

In Spain, biofuel consumption in 2014 rose 6.6% on the year to 1.16 million metric tons, but that’s far from the record 2.46 million tons consumed in 2012. Demand increased due to an uptick in road transport as well as traders seeking to hoard sustainability certificates ahead of the country finally implementing the Renewable Energy […]

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German biodiesel producer benefiting from RED’s double-counting

German biodiesel producer benefiting from RED’s double-counting

August 14, 2013 |

In Germany, despite complaints regarding the Renewable Energy Directive’s double-counting feature for waste-based biofuels and the proposed quadruple counting for second generation biofuels in the RED reform proposals, FAME producer Petrotec saw a year-on-year increase in demand for its waste cooking-oil based biodiesel because of double-counting. Second quarter production was up 22% alone.

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5 Biofuels Trends for 2013

5 Biofuels Trends for 2013

January 4, 2013 |

Oil Majors, capacity building shortfalls, green diesel, waste to energy, and sustainability on the radar for 2013 By Mackinnon Lawrence Despite a relatively down year with respect to investment and production capacity expansion, the biofuels industry grew modestly in 2012, continuing a shift from first generation facilities to next generation, advanced biorefineries. Although it was […]

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Most of UK’s cereal crops RED compliant

Most of UK’s cereal crops RED compliant

December 12, 2012 |

In the UK, the Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board says that 97% of the country’s canola, 84% of its wheat and all of its sugarbeet meet the sustainability criteria under the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive. Crops that don’t meet the RED criteria by April 1 could be priced at a discount to those who […]

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Italy may miss biodiesel blending target as country fails to pass enabling legislation

Italy may miss biodiesel blending target as country fails to pass enabling legislation

January 17, 2012 |

In Italy, the local biodiesel industry says the country may miss its 2012 blending target if regulatory delays don’t get ironed out soon. The country has yet to implement that decree that puts the country in line with the Renewable Energy Directive, including sustainability criteria. The policy was supposed to come into force by the […]

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UK to revise Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation to synch with EU directive

UK to revise Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation to synch with EU directive

December 8, 2011 |

In the UK, the House of Commons and the House of Lords are currently debating the draft amendment that would bring the existing 2007 Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation in line with the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive. Hearings were held on Dec. 5. The draft legislation is available here.  

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Globalization Institute warns that EU's palm, sugarcane policy will lead to WTO action

Globalization Institute warns that EU's palm, sugarcane policy will lead to WTO action

November 30, 2011 |

In Belgium, the Globalization Institute warns that the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive’s discrimination towards feedstocks from outside the EU—such as sugarcane and palm oil—and the lack of transparency in criteria for different raw materials will lead to a WTO conflict between EU and countries such as Brazil, the United States, or Asian nations.

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