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Germany rules out soy and palm biodiesel
Source : biodieselmagazine.com
Germany’s Environment Ministry ruled in late October that the 2009 biofuel production mandates for the country will be reduced by one percent, down to 5.25% overall, and biodiesel derived from soy and palm oils will be eliminated from the list of qualified biofuels. The new regulations will become effective in early 2009, however, they will be retroactive to Sept. 26, 2008. The ministry stated its decision to rule out biodiesel made either wholly or partially from soy or palm oils is in line with an attempt to use more sustainable raw materials in the country’s biofuel production. Germany-based Petrotec AG, a biodiesel producer currently operating two waste grease-to-biodiesel facilities with a total capacity of approximately 55 million gallons, issued a statement in support of the ministry’s new policy.
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6 November 2008 |
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