Tag: RED

World Trade Organization moves ahead with Indonesia’s complaint against European Union

World Trade Organization moves ahead with Indonesia’s complaint against European Union

August 2, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the Palm Oil Monitor reports that Indonesia has successfully pushed for the World Trade Organization to form a panel in its complaint against the EU’s revised Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). The Panel was announced Wednesday as part of a series of WTO meetings last week. The complaint was originally put forward by […]

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Lithuanian terminals see huge jump in biofuel transshipping due to RED

Lithuanian terminals see huge jump in biofuel transshipping due to RED

July 9, 2020 |

In Lithuania, Bunkerspot reports that national terminal operator KN says biofuel throughput has been 37,000 metric tons this year so far compared to just 5,000 tons during all of 2019. KN Klaipėda Oil Terminal transships ethanol and biodiesel and is among only three ports in the Baltic region handling biofuels, which also includes Ventspils and […]

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EU publishes ILUC risk additions to RED in official journal following scrutiny period

EU publishes ILUC risk additions to RED in official journal following scrutiny period

May 21, 2019 |

In Belgium, in the absence of objections by European Parliament and Council on the proposed text within the given two-month scrutiny period, the European Commission has published in the Official Journal the Delegated Act on the determination of high indirect land-use change-risk feedstock and the certification of low indirect land-use change-risk biofuels. The Delegated Regulation […]

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EU Ambassador says there is no EU ban on palm oil

EU Ambassador says there is no EU ban on palm oil

March 24, 2019 |

In Indonesia, Ambassador of the EU to Indonesia Vincent Guérend said in a statement on Friday that no specific biofuel or feedstock is targeted, all vegetable oils are treated equally, and palm oil is not identified as a bad biofuel, according to Antara News. “Biofuels are an important element of the EU’s renewable energy policy. […]

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UPM Biofuels welcomes initial agreement on Renewable Energy Directive

UPM Biofuels welcomes initial agreement on Renewable Energy Directive

June 24, 2018 |

In Finland, UPM Biofuels welcomes the initial agreement on the revised Renewable Energy Directive as it creates an obligatory advanced biofuel blending mandate in all EU Member States starting at 0.2% in 2022, double counted, and rising to 3.5% in 2030. “The UPM Lappeenranta Biorefinery, the world’s first to produce wood-based renewable diesel on a […]

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EU biofuel policy requires reliable framework conditions

EU biofuel policy requires reliable framework conditions

March 18, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP and the FOP – French Federation of Growers of Oilseed and Protein Plants, are appealing to the negotiating partners that are drafting the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II) to find an appropriate compromise that protects existing investments and at the same time also encourages investment into the biofuel sector in future. Both […]

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Malaysia fighting back on proposed EU palm oil ban

Malaysia fighting back on proposed EU palm oil ban

January 14, 2018 |

In Malaysia, Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Douglas Uggah Embas told Black Sea Grain that Sarawak palm oil producers are now under threat from the proposed European Union ban on palm oil as part of the Renewable Energy Directive. Uggah is also Minister for Modernisation of Agriculture, Native Land and Regional Development and said the […]

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Environmental NGOs tag team against biomass and biofuels in REDII

Environmental NGOs tag team against biomass and biofuels in REDII

October 5, 2017 |

In Belgium, environmental groups including WWF Europe, Oxfam, BirdLife Europe and Transport & Environment are hitting out at the proposed Renewable Energy Directive II’s continued support of biomass power where member state governments are allowed unlimited support of co-firing trees and crops at coal-fired power plants, calling it “burning taxpayers’ money” as well as the […]

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Recent Renewables Required Reading: What Can You Skip, What d’ya Gotta Read?

Recent Renewables Required Reading: What Can You Skip, What d’ya Gotta Read?

December 1, 2016 |

This week, in Washington and Brussels, four news flashes on global renewable fuel volumes appeared on the radar. Can you safely ignore them and get on with other work, or is there something to get deeply informed about? Let’s look into it. #1. The Point of Obligation RFS Crisis. The issue.  Several parties petitioned the US EPA […]

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Australian thinks it can comply with stronger RED criteria

Australian thinks it can comply with stronger RED criteria

June 14, 2016 |

In Australia, Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) and the Australian Oilseeds Federation are seeking to prove that canola producers who currently export up to 90% of their production to the EU, 70% of which goes towards biodiesel, will achieve the Renewable Energy Directive’s 50% GHG reduction minimum by the Jan. 1, 2017 deadline. The […]

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