Romanian biofuels industry worries about jump to 8% blending next year

May 31, 2017 |

In Romania, as the country looks to boost its biofuel blending to 8% come January 1 after a freeze at 4.5% between 2014 and 2018, its sole ethanol producer is concerned that oil companies may choose to import the required ethanol rather than support the local industry, leading to more production. The most recent statistics for 2015 show that twice as much ethanol was imported that year as domestic ethanol was consumed, for a total of 95,956 metric tons. Two biodiesel producers have an installed capacity of 150,000 tons, compared to the 160,000 tons consumed that year. Cheap biodiesel imports from neighboring Poland threaten those plants, however.

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