The Palm Scribe

EU to phase out palm oil from transport fuel by 2030

The Jakarta Post, 18 June 2018

European Union negotiators agreed recently to phase out the use of palm oil in transport fuels from 2030, setting up a clash with producer countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia. A text of the deal, seen by “Reuters”, leaves the wording on details of curbs on palm oil “yet to be agreed”, with EU sources saying the matter remains politically sensitive. Limits on conventional biofuels in transport will be frozen at the national level at 2020 but must not surpass 7%, the text said. Green lawmaker Bas Eickhout, one of the negotiators in tough talks that ran until the early morning, said the use of palm oil would be capped at 2019 levels until 2023 and reduced to zero by 2030.

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