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European Commission OKs Sweden’s biofuel tax emptions again

European Commission OKs Sweden’s biofuel tax emptions again

September 13, 2021 |

In Belgium, the European Commission has yet again 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 measure has already been prolonged several times, the last time in October 2020). By the new decision, […]

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European Commission extends US-origin biodiesel antidumping tariffs to 2026

European Commission extends US-origin biodiesel antidumping tariffs to 2026

August 2, 2021 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports the European Commission has decided to extend its antidumping tariffs on US-origin biodiesel imports for another five years on the back of concerns that dumping is still a risk if the tariffs were removed. A recent European Commission investigation revealed that the US biodiesel industry is already dumping fuel at below […]

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European biofuel producers want advanced biofuel feedstock list expanded

European biofuel producers want advanced biofuel feedstock list expanded

July 8, 2021 |

In Belgium, Euractiv reports that the biofuels industry wants the European Commission to expand the list of approved feedstocks for advanced biofuels in order to reach the higher targets expected from the third version of the Renewable Energy Directive. Euractiv saw a draft of the policy that showed an increase in the advanced biofuel blending […]

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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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