Tag: european commission

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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EU holds off on tariffs for cheaper Argentine biodiesel

EU holds off on tariffs for cheaper Argentine biodiesel

September 30, 2018 |

In France, in a major blow for European biofuel producers, the European Commission will not be imposing provisional import tariffs on cheaper Argentine biodiesel until it gathers more information. EU biodiesel producers were negatively affected when the EU scrapped duties last year in response to a ruling by the World Trade Organization, which allowed Argentina’s […]

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European Commission green lights Italian support scheme for advanced biofuels

European Commission green lights Italian support scheme for advanced biofuels

March 1, 2018 |

In Belgium, the European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Italian support scheme for the production and distribution of advanced biofuels, including advanced biomethane. The measure will contribute to reaching EU energy and climate change goals while limiting distortions of competition. The Italian scheme supports the production and distribution of advanced biofuels […]

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European Commission may announce biodiesel anti-dumping tariff reductions Thursday

European Commission may announce biodiesel anti-dumping tariff reductions Thursday

July 25, 2017 |

In Belgium, the European Commission could announce a reduction in anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesia biodiesel on Thursday, a move which should make biodiesel more competitive than ethanol thanks to an increase in imports in the near future. The European Biodiesel Board is begging the European Commission to wait until at least September to […]

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European Commission creating biofuel policies based on emotive arguments too

European Commission creating biofuel policies based on emotive arguments too

October 19, 2016 |

In Belgium, one of the European Commission’s top biofuels policymakers has said that the body doesn’t just take science into consideration when developing rules for biofuels but also takes into consideration more emotive rather than factual concerns of citizens. An example of this non-science based rulemaking is in response to the food versus fuel debate, […]

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European Commission grants EUR88.5 million to Finnish biorefinery project

European Commission grants EUR88.5 million to Finnish biorefinery project

July 25, 2016 |

In Finland, the European Commission has decided to grant EUR88.5 million of NER 300 investment subsidies for the biofuel refinery planned by Kaidi in Ajos, Kemi. . The subsidy, which is directed towards producers of renewable energy, was initially granted in 2012 for the realization of a biofuel refinery planned by Vapo. Vapo halted the […]

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European Commission publishes strategy for low-emission mobility

European Commission publishes strategy for low-emission mobility

July 20, 2016 |

In Belgium, the European Commission has published its Communication on a European Strategy for Low-Emission Mobility that explores policy options to decarbonize transport beyond 2020. The European renewable ethanol association (ePURE), representing conventional and advanced ethanol producers, welcomes the Commission’s commitment to assess the future role of low carbon fuels in Europe’s transport through a […]

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European Commissioner for Energy Union says another look needs to be taken at biofuels

European Commissioner for Energy Union says another look needs to be taken at biofuels

June 1, 2016 |

In Belgium, the European Commission Vice-President for the Energy Union says that the EU needs to take another look at biofuels and figure out what role second generation biofuels can play while phasing out first generation biofuels. The Commission is currently negotiating with member states the carbon emissions reductions each will have to take on […]

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European Commission confirms antitrust raids on Spanish ethanol producer

European Commission confirms antitrust raids on Spanish ethanol producer

April 21, 2015 |

In Belgium, the European Commission confirmed that on March 24, 2015, Commission officials carried out an unannounced inspection in Spain at the premises of a company active in the production, distribution and trading of ethanol, a biofuel. It follows inspections that the Commission and the EFTA Surveillance Authority undertook in May 2013 in the crude oil, […]

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EBA calls for bio-based product policies, addressing of barriers to investment in EU bioeconomy

EBA calls for bio-based product policies, addressing of barriers to investment in EU bioeconomy

February 9, 2015 |

In Belgium, the European Bioeconomy Alliance (EBA) has called for bioeconomy development to be set as a priority in the European Commission’s new €315 billion investment plan as well as in national and regional measures. The group is calling for more predictability in policies that will lead to a long-term strategy for a competitive, dynamic, […]

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