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Sep 2018

Lack of biomethane will support Fame

Market sources explained the mechanism for advanced biofuels pricing, with interesting estimations of the total mandate to be filled in 2018. We complete these information with hard fact gathered from the GSE guidelines covering the application of the March 2, 2018 decree. Sources very familiar with the Italian market confirmed that the share of biomethane…

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Jun 2018

Data Highlight Palm Phase-out

The Danish Fuels Industry Association published a detailed energy report for the year 2017. The figures describing the biodiesel feedstock mix show that rapeseed has gained a massive market share compared to palm, the report even mentioning a “phase-out” of the Asian feedstock. In 2016, Denmark had seen a serious flow of palm and PFAD-based…

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Apr 2018

Advanced Producers at a Glance

Leader of Sustainable Biofuels (LSB) is a coalition of companies working together to promote the advanced biofuels mandate in the EU. The interview of its President, also the Director of Public Affairs at UPM, provided us with interesting background about how much advanced biofuels, according to Annex IX Part A of the ILUC directive, is…

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Mar 2018

UERS Rules Into Law

The “UER-Verordnung” has been voted on by the Cabinet and published in the Official Journal at the end of January. The final version reflects what we had previously reported, but a key uncertainty remains about the eligibility of CDM projects to the scheme. The main developments brought by the law are the following: Upstream Emissions…

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Jan 2018

HVO100 Absorbs 60 KCUM Monthly

The new data released by SPBI for Sep-Nov confirmed the HVO100 segment more than doubled last year. Between 2015 and 2017, this market had been amazingly multiplied by 15 times. The very fast development of the pure HVO segment continued in Q3 and Q4 2017, putting the HVO consumption growth at a solid 36%. We’re…

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Nov 2017

CNMC Wants DC By 2019 Only

The CNMC released a document in September that answers the stakeholders’ comments about the project of Royal Decree that will transpose the ILUC directive into the Spanish law. The 52-pages document constitutes the CNMC’s answer to the stakeholders’ comments received about the draft that circulated in May (see BMR n°200). The CNMC proposed minor changes…

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Sep 2017

DFT Published A New Proposal For RTFO And GHG Regulation Changes

The Department for Transport (DfT) published today the main points of the government’s answer to the RTFO and GHG Regulations consultation, both closed on January 22, 2017. Like we announced two weeks ago, the DfT targets April 2018 to implement the changes. The following points are proposed to reform the RTFO: Increasing the obligation level…

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Jul 2017

FAME Demand Decreased In 2016

The Dutch Emissions Authority (NEA) has just published the annual report for the biofuels use in the country last year. For the first time in three years, the total volume of Fame/HVO used dropped compared to the previous year, despite the increase of the mandate. The report confirms that obligated parties blended less physical biofuels…

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May 2017

TGAP Reform Proposed To Downplay Palm Based Biofuels

A 65-page report released last week by the Ministries of Environment and Agriculture called “Sustainability of palm oil and other vegetable oils,” calls for new measures for segregation of palm oil used in the biofuels complex. Palm-based biofuels would count only for 50% of their energy content. The report was ordered after the publication of…

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