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Area
France
Commodity Group
Biofuels
Commodity
Biodiesel
Date
01/01/2015
Policy Category
Consumption and marketing
Policy Instrument
Renewable energy policy
Description
Raised maximum level of biodiesel permitted in transportation fuel.
Notes
In France, the maximum level of biodiesel permitted in transportation fuel has been raised from 7 to 8 percent. The measure puts France’s admixture rate above the EU-agreed limit of 7 percent – a development that has raised fears of fragmentation of the EU’s single fuel market. French government officials presented the initiative as a technical adjustment to permit petrol companies meet existing national targets. In France, the primary feedstock for biodiesel production is rapeseed oil of domestic origin.