EU Biofuel Policy Implementation in Germany

This page serves as part of the EU biofuel policy tracker, focusing on the implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) in Germany. It provides a detailed overview of how Germany is aligning with EU directives to promote the use of renewable energy sources in transportation, emphasizing biofuels’ role … Read more


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Biodiesel (also spelled bio-diesel) is a diesel fuel produced from plant oils or animal fats. It is commonly sold blended with diesel derived from petroleum. Common blends include “B2” (2% biodiesel), “B5” (5% biodiesel), “B10” (10% biodiesel) and “B100” (100% biodiesel). Biodiesel is a biofuel like ethanol, with which it is often confused. However, ethanol is made from sugar or … Read more

RSB principle and Criteria on Water

(To comment on this principle, and its associated criteria and guidance, please use the Discussion Page.) PRINCIPLE9. Biofuel production shall optimize surface and groundwater resource use, including minimizing contamination or depletion of these resources, and shall not violate existing formal and customary water rights. CRITERIA Guidance: Downstream water users or ground water users in the area must be … Read more

RSB principle on Technologies

PRINCIPLE11. Biofuels shall be produced in the most cost-effective way. The use of technology must improve production efficiency and social and environmental performance in all stages of the biofuel value chain. CRITERIA Key guidance: Biofuel projects should seek to be economically viable without distortive public support (for instance, tariffs and production subsidies). Guidance: The focus … Read more

Glossary A-M

NOTE: Due to the length of this page, it has been divided into two pages, Glossary A-M and Glossary N-Z.NOTE: Items marked with the symbol “W” are extracted from the Glossary from the publication Biofuels for Transportation by the Worldwatch Institute; used with permission.IndexQuick links to sections: A B C D E F G H … Read more


The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels Note: This RSB-related page is not actively updated.For up-to-date information on the RSB, see the BioenergyWiki RSB page or the RSB WebsiteThe RSB has released “Version 2.0” of the “Principles on Sustainable Biofuel Production”Read more about the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels. (To comment on this principle, and its associated criteria and guidance, please use the Discussion Page.) PRINCIPLE6. … Read more

Policy implementation in the United Kingdom

Note: This page is part of the EU biofuel policy tracker, created with content provided by the International Council on Clean Transportation Implementation of the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and Fuel Quality Directive (FQD) in the United Kingdom. Overview of the EU Directives Overview of the two European Union Directives.Renewable Energy Directive (RED) Fuel Quality Directive United Kingdom Overview … Read more