Tag: belgium

European biofuels industry cries foul that green EU financing doesn’t include sustainable technologies

European biofuels industry cries foul that green EU financing doesn’t include sustainable technologies

October 23, 2019 |

In Belgium, as the EU institutions begin negotiations on a new regulation defining sustainability in green finance, a group of ten associations representing the Europe’s bioenergy, agriculture and forest groups have called for a coherent legislative framework to boost investment in sustainable technologies. “We support the final objective of the sustainable finance regulation: to enable […]

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MEP tells Malaysia and Indonesia to “bring it on” over potential palm oil WTO fight

MEP tells Malaysia and Indonesia to “bring it on” over potential palm oil WTO fight

October 15, 2019 |

In Belgium, MongoBay reports that one of the European Parliament’s leading environmental proponents says the legislative body isn’t afraid of threats by Malaysia and Indonesia to file a complaint at the World Trade Organization against Europe’s future ban on palm oil for biodiesel, and has encouraged the two countries to “bring it on”. He said […]

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BBI JU says European bio-based industry sector already work EUR700 billion

BBI JU says European bio-based industry sector already work EUR700 billion

October 8, 2019 |

In Belgium, the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking says that in Europe, the bio-based industries sector is already worth EUR700 billion and employs 3.2 million people directly, but it faces complex and substantial technology and innovation challenges. Since 2014, the catalyst for the development of bio-based industries in Europe has been BBI JU, a EUR3.7 billion […]

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Targray fully opens its Antwerp Biodiesel Terminal

Targray fully opens its Antwerp Biodiesel Terminal

October 7, 2019 |

In Belgium, Targray announced the full opening of its Antwerp Biodiesel Terminal, a 24/7 biofuel storage and blending center serving fuel producers, distributors, traders and retailers in markets throughout Europe. Strategically located at the heart of Europe’s largest petrochemical center, Targray’s Antwerp location connects to EU customer bases via rail, sea, inland waterway, and road […]

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More than 200 European airports sign up to net zero 2050 plan

More than 200 European airports sign up to net zero 2050 plan

September 30, 2019 |

In Belgium, Airports Council International Europe says more than 200 airports have signed onto the association’s net zero by 2050 for the carbon emissions by 2050, announced in June. ACIEurope has more than 500 members but sees this milestone as an important one in response to the global climate emergency. This commitment came alongside a […]

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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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