Scottish farmers facing biodiesel blended fuel changes exacerbated by cold weather

November 25, 2019 |

In the UK, Petroineos outlined their commitment to work with all the industries affected by these issues and to find a solution but it also reassured stakeholders that they are producing fuel within the required specification including that for biofuel content.

NFU Scotland acknowledges this willingness to work with industry but is of the view that there is an issue with the specification outlined in EU’s standards relating to biofuel inclusion (EN 14214).

Despite the fuel supply being produced to specification, it has become obvious that there have been issues for some time and this has only been exacerbated by the recent cold spell. The Union is calling on the UK and Scottish Governments to respond to this industry crisis and provide a derogation on the inclusion of biofuel in diesel until a solution can be found.

NFUS is also calling a for an expert working group including the Union to be convened by the Department of Transport to look specifically at biofuel inclusion for off road vehicles.

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