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.