New biofuel data triggers fresh fraud concerns over EU imports

S&P Global Commodity Insights
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Feedstocks certification spike in Italy, Malta flagged as suspect. Europe's 80% import reliance for feedstock reduces transparency: T&E Stakeholders urge tougher controls, warn of price pressure. Data showing an apparent spike in European supplies of used cooking oil -- a key feedstock for biodiesel and sustainable aviation fuel -- has reignited concerns over widespread customs fraud allowing less-sustainable palm oil to be passed off as a waste-based source of biomass in Europe.
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