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European Commission opens online consultation on EU algae roadmap

European Commission opens online consultation on EU algae roadmap

January 4, 2021 |

In Belgium, the European Commission has published an online consultation on its roadmap towards a strong and sustainable EU algae sector. The more learned about algae, the more opportunities discovered. They are a resource of highly nutritious food and feed, but also serve as a feedstock for pharmaceuticals, bioplastics, fertilizers and biofuels – all at […]

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European Commission to review imports from Verbio Diesel Canada

European Commission to review imports from Verbio Diesel Canada

December 30, 2020 |

In Belgium, European Commission has published implementing regulation 2020/2098, OJ ref. L425, initiating an anti-dumping and countervailing duties exemption review for a new Canadian exporting producer of biodiesel, repealing the anti-dumping duty for that producer and making the imports subject to registration. Customs authorities will register imports from Verbio Diesel Canada Corporation for a period […]

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European Commission greenlights Estonia’s renewable energy scheme

European Commission greenlights Estonia’s renewable energy scheme

December 16, 2020 |

In Belgium, the European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, the modification of the existing aid scheme to support electricity production from renewable sources and efficient co-generation in Estonia. The measure will help Estonia reach its renewable energy targets and will contribute to the new European objective of achieving climate neutrality by 2050, […]

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ePure says European Commission needs to include ethanol in new mobility strategy

ePure says European Commission needs to include ethanol in new mobility strategy

December 10, 2020 |

In Belgium, Platts reports that ePure says the European Commission’s Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy published on Wednesday doesn’t go far enough to include renewable ethanol in its four-year action plan aimed at reorienting transportation to achieve the Green Deal’s decarbonization ambitions. The strategy targets 30 million zero-emission cars on EU roads by 2030 and […]

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European Commission to monitor ethanol imports for a year following anomalies

European Commission to monitor ethanol imports for a year following anomalies

November 4, 2020 |

In Belgium, ePure says the European Commission’s decision to introduce surveillance measures on imports of renewable ethanol for fuel from third countries is an important step towards preventing a surge in imports from causing further injury to the EU renewable ethanol industry. The decision, taken at the initiative of France and supported by an overwhelming […]

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European Commission grants Sweden another year for biofuels tax exemption

European Commission grants Sweden another year for biofuels tax exemption

October 12, 2020 |

In Belgium, European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, the prolongation of the tax exemption measure for biofuels in Sweden. Sweden has exempted liquid biofuels from energy and CO₂ taxation since 2002. The scheme was prolonged following the Commission decision in case SA. 48069 in 2017 until 31 December 2020. By this decision, […]

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European Commission launches investigation review into US B99 imports

European Commission launches investigation review into US B99 imports

September 24, 2020 |

In Belgium, the European Commission formally launched an investigation review on September 14 aiming at extending anti-dumping and countervailing measures applicable to imports of biodiesel originating in the United States of America, the so called “B99” measures. The EBB welcomes this review, which was triggered by an EBB request from June 11, 2020 on behalf […]

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European Commission looking to tighten up UCO monitoring

European Commission looking to tighten up UCO monitoring

June 24, 2020 |

In Belgium, Euractiv reports that the European Commission is looking to tighten its monitoring of the used cooking oil supply chain for biodiesel production in light of ongoing controversies and investigations by some member states into supplies. The EC plans it tighten how it audits the voluntary certification schemes that are meant to ensure biofuels […]

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European Commission opens review of Annex IX feedstocks

European Commission opens review of Annex IX feedstocks

May 25, 2020 |

In Belgium, Euractiv reports that the European Commission is quietly reopening for review its controversial Annex IX dealing with feedstocks under the Renewable Energy Directive II. The REDII must be applied by European Union member states as of July 21 and there is concern by some in the biofuels industry that additional tinkering with the […]

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European Commission forced to pull back dumping on-site investigations

European Commission forced to pull back dumping on-site investigations

March 18, 2020 |

In Belgium, Bloomberg reports that the COVID-19 pandemic that has brought many parts of the world into lockdown will seriously impact its ability to investigate allegations of trade dumping, like ongoing concerns about Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel or US-origin ethanol, especially now that prices are so low they could spark an import window even if […]

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