Bio-fuels are fuels derived from renewable, generally biodegradable raw materials. They can be used for stationary energy generation (combustion or co-combustion in power plants, steam boilers, CHP plants, etc.) or for transport.

MVO is involved in bio-fuels because oils and fats, and derivative products, have a high energy value and in many cases can be used as bio-fuels. Cold-pressed pure vegetable oils (PVOs) can be used in converted diesel engines. Transesterified vegetable and animal oils and fats can be used as bio-diesel in regular diesel engines, and (spent) oils, fats, coarse meal and fatty acids make a useful contribution to the generation of electricity and/or heat. Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) or renewable diesel is an oil and fat-based substance that is chemically identical to mineral diesel.

MVO provides its member companies in the oils and fats industry as well as other interested parties with current information relating to bio-fuels and bio-based products via its website. The message notification service provides you with information on a range of topics, including new legislative proposals and the publication of EU and national legislation, progress relating to the implementation of legislation, developments at companies in the bio-fuel production and application chain, changed product requirements, grants and relevant meetings.

Click here for the MVO position on biofuel RED II

Click here for Sustainable aviation and marine fuel position of the Dutch biodiesel supply chain

Here you will find the response of NVDB and MVO to the ILT news report on new research into biodiesel fraud (Dutch only)

Click on the image to go to the timeline Renewable Energy Directive.

Last modified: November 5, 2020 12:09