B10 in Europe

17 September 2020

Biofuel association EWABA calls for B10 standard

The European Commission should replace B7 diesel blends with a higher B10 diesel standard quality across Europe to support the EU's climate change policy, said the European Waste Biofuels Association (EWABA).

The European Commission's published climate target plan for 2030 emphasises the importance of biomass waste, residues and waste-based biodiesel for the decarbonisation of the transport sector and their contribution to significantly lower emissions from passenger cars and heavy commercial vehicles with internal combustion engines.

Higher blends such as B10 should be introduced as part of the revisions for the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) II and the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) - planned for mid-2021 - and ahead of their official deployment in member states, the association said. "Every diesel vehicle on EU roads can run perfectly well on a higher sustainable biodiesel blend," EWABA said.

Used cooking oil methyl esters (UCOME) and tallow methyl esters (TME) can count double towards domestic blending obligations in most European member states and enjoy a price premium over plant-based biodiesel blends due to their higher greenhouse gas (GHG) savings.

Source: EWABA / Argus Media


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