Austria: End for palm oil in biofuels

With an amendment to the Fuel Ordinance, the eligibility of palm oil-based fuel as biofuel in Austria will initially be limited as of January 1st 2021 before no eligibility at all will be possible from July 1st 2021 onwards. Austria is thus a pioneer in Europe, according to the Austrian Environment Minister Leonore Gewessler, who with this restriction also satisfy a long-standing demand of environmental and human rights groups who criticise palm oil production because of the destruction of rainforests.


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