Tag: UFOP

Global vegetable oil production set to reach new record highs in 2021/22

Global vegetable oil production set to reach new record highs in 2021/22

November 20, 2021 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that global production of vegetable oils continues to increase in the 2021/22 crop year to reach new record highs. An expected decline in rapeseed oil output can be more than offset by production increases in palm, sunflower and soybean oil. According to the recent USDA outlook, 2021/22 global production of vegetable […]

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Percentage of biodiesel contained in diesel fuel reached annual high

Percentage of biodiesel contained in diesel fuel reached annual high

November 7, 2021 |

In Germany, UFOP reports the percentage of biodiesel contained in diesel fuels rose to 8.3% in August, the highest level in ten months. In August 2021, 266,710 tonnes of biodiesel were used for blending, which was up 15 per cent on the previous month. Since at the same time, consumption of diesel increased only 2 […]

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German biodiesel blending hits 10 month high in August at 8.3%

German biodiesel blending hits 10 month high in August at 8.3%

November 4, 2021 |

In Germany, the percentage of biodiesel contained in diesel fuels rose to 8.3 per cent in August, the highest level in ten months. In August 2021, 266,710 metric tons of biodiesel were used for blending, which was up 15 per cent on the previous month. Since at the same time, consumption of diesel increased only 2 per […]

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On-board sensor system for early ID of deposit formation in fuels containing biodiesel

On-board sensor system for early ID of deposit formation in fuels containing biodiesel

October 17, 2021 |

In Germany, UFOP and the Fuels Joint Research Group published a new report that looks at the development of an on-board fuel quality sensor system for early identification of deposit formations in fuels containing biodiesel, why it is important for plug-in hybrid vehicles, and more. UFOP reports that in plug-in hybrid vehicles (PHEV), the advantages […]

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Less biodiesel consumed in Germany for the first half of 2021

Less biodiesel consumed in Germany for the first half of 2021

September 12, 2021 |

In Germany, the amount of diesel fuel consumed by road traffic was lower in the first half of the year 2021 than it was in the 2020 reference period. Accordingly, the use of biodiesel dropped by one fifth. On average, biodiesel was blended in at 7.1 per cent, which compares to 8.1 per cent in […]

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Bundestag clears the way for more climate protection in transport

Bundestag clears the way for more climate protection in transport

May 23, 2021 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the German Bundestag (the federal parliament) decided to increase the greenhouse gas reduction obligation for fuels. The law provides for an even increase from 6% today to 7% in 2022 and to 25% in 2030. UFOP had repeatedly called for a more ambitious GHG quota system. The aim was to […]

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EU Commission gets called to recognize the role of sustainability certification for biomass

EU Commission gets called to recognize the role of sustainability certification for biomass

May 16, 2021 |

In Germany and France, the French Association of Oilseed and Protein Producers and the Union for the Promotion of Oilseed and Protein Plants called on the European Commission to include all European biomass raw materials without exception in the EU’s reduction target -Taxonomy Ordinance to be included. “With the Taxonomy Regulation, the European Union is […]

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UFOP reports 2020 EU biodiesel imports slumped due to COVID-19

UFOP reports 2020 EU biodiesel imports slumped due to COVID-19

April 20, 2021 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that a sharp decline in biodiesel imports from Argentina to the EU-27 in 2019, a major slump has been recorded in deliveries from Malaysia and Indonesia for 2020. In the calendar year 2020, the EU-27 imported a total of 3.1 million metric tons of biodiesel from non-EU countries. This was down around […]

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German biodiesel and ethanol doing better but still down compared to January 2020

German biodiesel and ethanol doing better but still down compared to January 2020

April 18, 2021 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in January 2021, around 175,400 tons of biodiesel were used for blending in Germany, down around 16% from the previous month and down almost 21% from January 2020. January 2021 consumption of bioethanol increased 1.9% compared to the previous month, yet fell almost 25% short of January 2020. Consumption of […]

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UFOP says biodiesel blending has reached highest level since 2007

UFOP says biodiesel blending has reached highest level since 2007

March 18, 2021 |

In Germany, at approximately 3.025 million metric tons, the incorporation of biofuels in diesel fuel blends reached its highest level in the past year since the quota regime was introduced in 2007. In providing this information, the Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) e.V. refers to statistics published by the Federal Office for […]

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