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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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European Commission extends biodiesel AD duties on Indonesia for five years

European Commission extends biodiesel AD duties on Indonesia for five years

December 9, 2019 |

In Belgium, Bloomberg reports that the European Commission is published in its Official Journal the five year extension on anti-dumping duties for Indonesia biodiesel imports, a move that is wide expected to create further trade tension between the bloc and the Southeast Asian country who is fighting against Europe’s pushback on palm oil for biodiesel. […]

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European Commission launches EUR250 million circular bioeconomy fund

European Commission launches EUR250 million circular bioeconomy fund

December 3, 2019 |

In Luxembourg, European Commission and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have announced the completion of the public procurement process for the selection of an investment advisor to set up and manage the European Circular Bioeconomy Fund (ECBF). The selected investment advisor is ECBF Management GmbH and Hauck & Aufhäuser Fund Services S.A. will act as […]

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European Commission opens investigation into potential Indonesian biodiesel dumping

European Commission opens investigation into potential Indonesian biodiesel dumping

December 17, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European Commission has published a notice in its official journal that it will begin an investigation into potential biodiesel dumping by Indonesia following a complaint made in October by the European biodiesel industry. The complaint alleges that Indonesia subsidizes its biodiesel industry though direct payments as well as tax breaks and government […]

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Bioenergy recognized as a key contributor to achieve a climate neutral Europe by 2050

Bioenergy recognized as a key contributor to achieve a climate neutral Europe by 2050

December 2, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European Commission published its long-term strategy for emissions reduction looking at different options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% with more ambitious scenarios achieving a balance between greenhouse gas emissions and removals by 2050. Bioenergy Europe released a statement that said it “is glad to see that bioenergy is […]

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European Commission experts on the ground looking at Malaysian palm oil sustainability

European Commission experts on the ground looking at Malaysian palm oil sustainability

October 18, 2018 |

In Malaysia, in response to an anti-palm oil sentiment in Europe due to real or perceived environmental challenges with the way oil palms are grown, the European Commission will hold an in-country consultation next week including four expert panels and site visits to plantations in an effort to better understand the reality on the ground. […]

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EU launches new fuel labels at the pump

EU launches new fuel labels at the pump

October 13, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European Commission launched new common and harmonized set of fuel labels throughout all 28 European Union member states, the EEA countries (Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway), the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey. This should help alleviate EU consumer confusion when traveling across borders that had different labeling systems. The […]

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