Evaluation and progress report for the year 2021The 12th evaluation and progress report of the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) informs about the development of biofuels placed on the market in Germany. In 2021, 3.95 million tonnes of biofuels were registered for inclusion in the greenhouse gas reduction quota. These biofuels, certified in accordance with the Biofuel Sustainability Ordinance, saved emissions amounting to 11.1 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent and thus made an important contribution to achieving Germany's climate protection goals. The average saving compared to fossil fuels was 84.4 percent, which is also the highest value since the introduction of the greenhouse gas reduction quota in 2015.
New publication list on biofuelsThe flyer offers an overview on all UFOP publications focusing on biofuels in general, biodiesel, biofuel policy (especially iLUC discussion), GHG balance, biofuels in agriculture and forestry, Rapeseed oil Fuel, FAME and HVO
Imports of waste oils for biodiesel/HVO fuels increase in GermanyThe public rarely questions where raw materials for fossil fuels come from when filling their fuel tanks. It’s a far different story when it comes to biofuels: with the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive, the requirements for sustainability criteria, greenhouse gas reduction and documentation obligations have been further tightened.
Position Paper: Climate change mitigation with sustainable renewable fuelsMaking use of existing sustainable options to reduce greenhouse gases in transport, encouraging the development of new technologies.
Oilseeds & fats Crops and Lipids (OCL) issue: The significance and perspective of biodiesel production - A European and global viewSince the nineties, the production of biodiesel has increased considerably worldwide. The motivation for this trend developed very differently with a view to the globally important resource production regions. Biofuels, such as biodiesel, are also playing a role regionally within the context of the growing challenge of a global climate change policy. The contribution is an evaluation of the situation and it demonstrates the limits of the development based on different aspects.
MTZ extra – Development of a Low-Emission Fuel with High Biogenic Content and High Oxidation StabilityCompared to fossil diesel fuel, biodiesel has significantly lower carbon monoxide, particulate mass and hydrocarbon emissions. In contrast, however, there are higher nitrogen oxide emissions and a reduced aging stability. In a joint research project, the Transfer Center for Automotive Technology at Coburg University (TAC) and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lemgo (Germany) have analyzed how the oxidation stabi lization of biodiesel by hydrazides can be further improved.
Trilogue decision puts the brakes on biofuels and climate protection in the transport sectorIn October 2018, the European Parliament will formally vote to approve the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED II). Professional associations in the biofuel supply chain have expressed disappointment with the outcome. UFOP takes the view that climate protection and EU agriculture lose out in this legislation. Immediately effective climate protection in transport falls by the wayside; time is running out for climate protection.
How can greenhouse gas emissions from rapeseed cultivation be mitigated?Rapeseed is the most important energy crop for biofuel production in Germany. In 2016, 3.1 million tons of biodiesel were produced in Germany, about 1.8 million tons of which were consumed in Germany. The share of rapeseed as the feedstock for biodiesel was 43 % in 2016. However, this share is increasingly falling in favor of a higher proportion of feedstocks that offer higher greenhouse gas savings, such as waste and residual materials or palm oil. This makes it all the more important to reduce emissions from rapeseed cultivation.
UFOP publishes special report "Biodiesel 2017/2018"With the special report "Biodiesel 2017/2018", the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) annually summarizes the most important chapters from its annual report on biodiesel. The chapter "Biodiesel & Co" explains the most important biofuel policy issues at national and European level in the context of international climate change commitments, in particular the decisions on the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII) as a result of the trilogue procedure.
Advanced Motor Fuels Newsletter – issue Oct. 2018Demonstration/ Implementation / Markets / Policy / Legislation / Mandates / Standards; Spotlights: aviation / electric vehicles
International Oilseed Producer Dialogue (IOPD) 2012
From July 1-3, 2012 the 15th International Oilseed Producer Dialogue (IOPD) took place in London, United Kingdom. The undersigned participants adopted the following declaration. Download the Final Resolution here.