Turkey to Uphold Mandatory Biodiesel Blend by 2018


Turkey's Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) will make it mandatory to blend diesel oil with biodiesel at the beginning of 2018.

The new regulation stipulates that at least 0.5% biodiesel, produced from local agricultural or vegetable waste oil, shall be blended with the aggregate amount of diesel oil imported or purchased from refineries. Accordingly, every 200 liters of diesel distributed in the fuel market will include 1 liter of biodiesel.

Despite Turkey's huge biodiesel production capacity, only 70,000 tons of biodiesel was produced last year. The regulation is expected to increase this amount by at least 50 percent and ensure biodiesel sales.


This article is part of the Crop Biotech Update, a weekly summary of world developments in agri-biotech for developing countries, produced by the Global Knowledge Center on Crop Biotechnology, International Service for the Aquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications SEAsiaCenter (ISAAA)

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