Tag: european commission

European Commission says Alcogroup, Lantmännen and Abengoa breached EU antitrust rules

European Commission says Alcogroup, Lantmännen and Abengoa breached EU antitrust rules

July 7, 2022 |

In Belgium, European Commission has informed Alcogroup S.A. and its subsidiary Alcodis S.A. (together ‘Alcogroup’) as well as Lantmännen ek för and its subsidiary Lantmännen Agroetanol AB (together ‘Agroetanol) of its preliminary view that, together with Abengoa S.A. (‘Abengoa’), which settled the case in December 2021, they have breached EU antitrust rules. The Commission considers […]

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European Commission publishes REPowerEU communication

European Commission publishes REPowerEU communication

March 8, 2022 |

In Belgium, the Commission published on Tuesday its Communication “REPowerEU: Joint European action for more affordable, secure, and sustainable energy”. The Communication aims to support the EU’s energy independence by accelerating the deployment of renewables and ensuring the affordability and security of energy supply. REPowerEU identifies diversifying the EU’s gas supplies as the first action […]

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European Commission looking to tax crop-based biofuels the same as fossil fuels

European Commission looking to tax crop-based biofuels the same as fossil fuels

February 21, 2022 |

In Belgium, Euractiv reports the European Commission is considering taxation of fossil fuels and crop-based biofuels at the same rate as part of the revision of the 2003 Energy Taxation Directive in an effort to transition the biofuel supply more quickly away from agricultural feedstocks. With patchwork fixes of the taxation policy since its implementation, […]

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European Commission greenlights Finland’s support for two biofuel projects

European Commission greenlights Finland’s support for two biofuel projects

December 21, 2021 |

In Belgium, the European Commission has approved, under EU State aid rules, two support measures for the construction of advanced biofuels plants in Finland. More specifically, the Commission has approved the following 2 investment aid measures notified by Finland: (i) €24.5 million in favor of NordFuel, to support the construction of an advanced biofuel demonstration […]

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European Commission sees EU biofuel consumption peaking in 2023

European Commission sees EU biofuel consumption peaking in 2023

December 9, 2021 |

In Belgium, Reuters reports the European Commission’s 2021-2031 Agricultural Outlook estimates that by 2031 European biofuel consumption will fall 24% to 14.3 billion liters with palm oil imports sinking to 4 million metric tons from 6.5 million tons this year. The Commission estimates biofuel consumption will peak in 2023 at 18.9 billion liters and begin […]

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European Commission OKs Sweden’s biofuel tax exemptions again

European Commission OKs Sweden’s biofuel tax exemptions 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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