Tag: belgium

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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ePure says EU ethanol reduced GHG emissions by 71% compared to fossil fuels in 2018

ePure says EU ethanol reduced GHG emissions by 71% compared to fossil fuels in 2018

May 30, 2019 |

In Belgium, ePure says European renewable ethanol delivered an average of more than 71% greenhouse-gas savings compared to fossil fuels in 2018, well above the minimum legal requirements, according to new certified data from producers. That continues a seven-year trend, as the climate-change-fighting potential of EU ethanol keeps improving. Ethanol produced by ePURE members is […]

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European bio-based economy launches bio-society 2050 vision

European bio-based economy launches bio-society 2050 vision

May 30, 2019 |

In Belgium, 16 organizations teamed with the Bio-Based Industries Consortium and its members along with the Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking’s the States Representatives Group and Scientific Committee to develop and publish their vision for a circular European bio-society by 2050 based on achieving global food security for all, contributing to a sustainable planet, and creating […]

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US ethanol exports to Europe seen limited despite removal of anti-dumping tariff

US ethanol exports to Europe seen limited despite removal of anti-dumping tariff

May 28, 2019 |

In Belgium, Platts reports that although the European Union lifted the EUR62.30/ton tariff on US ethanol, bringing to an end several years of anti-dumping tariffs, a significant increase of US-origin ethanol imports isn’t expected due to the Renewable Energy Directive’s requirement that biofuels be certified sustainable with no less than 50% greenhouse gas emissions reductions. […]

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EU-funded project aims to improve biofuels for commercial vehicles

EU-funded project aims to improve biofuels for commercial vehicles

May 23, 2019 |

In Belgium, the European-funded COLHD (Commercial vehicles using Optimised Liquid biofuels and HVO Drivetrains) project was launched to develop an alternative fuels engine that’s more efficient than the standard diesel alternative. COLHD covers technology, infrastructure and removal of additional barriers. It focuses on the development of three powertrain technologies that use biogas (liquefied biomethane or […]

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EU publishes ILUC risk additions to RED in official journal following scrutiny period

EU publishes ILUC risk additions to RED in official journal following scrutiny period

May 21, 2019 |

In Belgium, in the absence of objections by European Parliament and Council on the proposed text within the given two-month scrutiny period, the European Commission has published in the Official Journal the Delegated Act on the determination of high indirect land-use change-risk feedstock and the certification of low indirect land-use change-risk biofuels. The Delegated Regulation […]

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EU drops anti-dumping duties on US ethanol to the ire of European industry

EU drops anti-dumping duties on US ethanol to the ire of European industry

May 15, 2019 |

In Belgium, ePure says the EU’s decision to repeal anti-dumping duties on fuel ethanol imports originating in the United States risks having serious consequences for the entire value chain of the European renewable ethanol industry – which accounts for 55,000 direct and indirect jobs in the EU. It would also affect EU climate ambitions by […]

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