Tag: belgium

European blenders facing challenges to achieve EU 2020 mandate

European blenders facing challenges to achieve EU 2020 mandate

September 18, 2019 |

In Belgium, with just a few months to go before the end of the year, Platts reports that blenders are facing a hard time achieving the European Union’s 10% blending mandate for 2020 as well as requirements under the Fuel Quality Directive with even more challenges seen from next year due to EU member states […]

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Netherlands may drop double counting for UCO depending on fraud investigation results

Netherlands may drop double counting for UCO depending on fraud investigation results

September 12, 2019 |

In Belgium, Euractiv reports that allegations of unsustainable palm oil being used for biodiesel but calling it used cooking oil have seen both the UK and the Netherlands launch investigations to get to the bottom of the controversy. If it ends up being true, the Netherlands says it could force the end of double counting […]

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ePURE says its members’ ethanol reduced GHG emissions 71% in 2018

ePURE says its members’ ethanol reduced GHG emissions 71% in 2018

September 5, 2019 |

In Belgium, European renewable ethanol association (ePURE) members produced 5.81 billion liters of ethanol and 5.55 million tons of beneficial co-products in 2018, according to new audited data released by the industry group. The figures confirm the importance of ethanol biorefineries to the EU’s efforts to fight climate change and offset its animal-feed protein deficit. […]

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European Commission confirms anti-dumping duties on Indonesian biodiesel imports

European Commission confirms anti-dumping duties on Indonesian biodiesel imports

August 13, 2019 |

In Belgium, in line with expectations, Reuters reports that the European Commission has confirmed interim anti-dumping duties on imports of Indonesian palm oil-based biodiesel of between 8% and 18% while an ongoing investigation looks into potential damage caused to European biodiesel producers continues, perhaps through December. The investigation was launched after a formal complaint filed […]

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New BIC study shows major macroeconomic effects of bioeconomy through 2016

New BIC study shows major macroeconomic effects of bioeconomy through 2016

July 29, 2019 |

In Belgium, a study conducted in 2016 by nova-Institute on behalf of the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) showed for the first time which macroeconomic effects are generated by the bioeconomy e.g. turnover and employment for the years 2008 and 2013. An update of the study with 2014 and 2015 data was published in April 2018. […]

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European Commission looks to add new anti-subsidy tariff on Indonesian biodiesel imports

European Commission looks to add new anti-subsidy tariff on Indonesian biodiesel imports

July 24, 2019 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports that the European Commission is looking to lob an anti-subsidy tariffs of between 8% and 18% on Indonesian biodiesel imports. Export financing and tax breaks on palm oil by the Indonesian government are among the reasons that the European Commission plans to implement the new tariffs as part of an ongoing […]

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T&E says EU-Mercosur deal to see EU imports of soy for biodiesel jump

T&E says EU-Mercosur deal to see EU imports of soy for biodiesel jump

July 15, 2019 |

In Belgium, Transport & Environment says that the new EU-Mercosur trade deal, in addition to opening up for market for Brazilian ethanol, also reduces or eliminates duties that Mercosur currently imposes on exports of soybean products to the EU. This could make soy a more attractive feedstock for biodiesel producers in Europe. The climate impact […]

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T&E says 65% of Europe’s 2018 palm oil imports were for energy

T&E says 65% of Europe’s 2018 palm oil imports were for energy

July 4, 2019 |

In Belgium, Transport and Environment says Europeans are increasingly eating less and less palm oil and instead are inadvertently burning more and more in cars and trucks. Last year 65% of all the palm oil imported into the EU was used for energy. 53% of all palm imports was used to make biodiesel for cars […]

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European chemical industry sees EU-Mercosur deal a boon for biochemistry

European chemical industry sees EU-Mercosur deal a boon for biochemistry

July 2, 2019 |

In Belgium, ICIS reports that the European chemicals industry group CEFIC says that it supports the newly-agreed EU-Mercosur trade deal because tariffs on 90% of European chemical exports to the five Latin American countries will drop, a move which it says will support the development of a European bio-based chemical industry. The new deal sees […]

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FEFAC releases report on European biofuel and food production co-products

FEFAC releases report on European biofuel and food production co-products

June 3, 2019 |

In Belgium, the European Feed Manufacturers Association released its publication called “Co-products, an essential part of animal nutrition”, which aims to create increased awareness among EU stakeholders and policy makers about the feed industry’s extensive use of co-products. The publication describes how co-products such as brewers’ grains, sugar beet pulp and wheat bran are generated […]

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