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Norway raises bar for biofuels

Wednesday, 23 September 2020

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On 18 September, the Norwegian government announced an increase in the biofuel blending target up, to 24.5% of which advanced biofuels will account for 9%. 

The new requirement will be in effect from the beginning of 2021. According to the Norwegian authority, the change is an important measure to ensure that the importation of biofuels does not contribute to deforestation.

Sveinung Rotevatn, Minister of Climate and Environment stressed the importance of biofuels in reducing emissions from road transport, also noting that advanced biofuels are made of farm and forest waste and do not contribute to deforestation. 

Earlier this year in July, the department of Climate and Environment suggested an escalation of the blending target which resulted in a change to the higher blending target from 20% to 22.3%.&...

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