End of story for palm and soybean oil as biofuel: “They v…

The era of biofuels with palm or soybean oil is coming to an end. The federal government will ban its use from 2023. “They cost the consumer money at the pump, and instead of less they cause more emissions due to the massive deforestation to grow these crops,” says Energy Minister Tinne Van der Straeten (Groen).

Policies to green the economy sometimes have perverse consequences. For example, the ordinary B7 biodiesel that we now fill up at the pump contains up to 7 percent biofuels. This often involves palm or soybean oil …

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