The processing of oilseeds and slaughter by-products, and the production of oils and derivative products is regulated by European regulations and directives, and national regulations.

This column indicates which European and national legislation and interpretation is relevant to companies in the MFO chain. Furthermore, this column will contain updates and revisions of relevant legislation. Companies must have an environmental licence pursuant to the Environmental Permitting (General Provisions) Act (Wabo). This Act is a framework act that creates a framework for regulating various environmental aspects. Various laws will be implemented over time in the context of the Wabo. The competent authority (which draws up the licensing conditions) adheres to the guidelines of the IPPC. For additional information about the Wabo, visit Infomil's website.

In the context of the Long-term Energy Efficiency Agreement (MJA), MVO coordinates the implementation of this agreement with government.

Due to their chemical and physical properties, vegetable and animal oils and fats are ideal building blocks for materials and chemicals. Due to the renewable nature of these raw materials, this is also referred to as the Bio-based Economy.

In the bio-based economy, bio-fuels, such as bio-diesel, are key products. The Bio-fuels column contains additional information about the European Renewable Energy Directive.

Last modified: November 21, 2017 09:01