The Parliament of Finland voted on 6 February in favour of a law requiring transportation fuel to be comprised of 30% biofuel by 2030, with advanced biofuels accounting for 10% of transportation fuel by the same year.
The limited amount of wastes and residues globally will make it impossible for airlines to avoid using virgin vegetable oils if they adopt aviation biofuel on a large scale, according to a new report from Biofuelwatch published on 11 February
French and German farmers have been forced to dig up thousands of hectares of rapeseed after authorities found an illegal genetically modified (GM) strain mixed in with seeds they purchased from Bayer-Monsanto, RT reported on 8 February.
Indonesian state-owned energy company PT Pertamina said in a statement on 31 January that it has signed an agreement with Italian oil company ENI SpA to develop a green refinery in Indonesia and to process a palm oil-based fuel mixture in Italy, Reuters reports.
The Indonesian food firm Indofood has withdrawn from the Rountable of Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) certification scheme after recent allegations of labour violations and an audit on its palm oil plantations last summer, just-food reported 30 January.