16 February 2006 15:22 [Source: ICIS news]
BRUSSELS (ICIS news)--Royal Nedalco plans to invest in a new 200,000 cubic metres/year fuel ethanol or bioethanol plant in the Netherlands, the Dutch company's biofuels manager said on Thursday.
The decision depends, however, on Dutch government approval of an obligatory 2% bioethanol blend for 2007, said Martin Weissman. He was speaking on the sidelines of the 2006 Biofuels Markets conference in Brussels.
The Dutch government is due to rule in four weeks' time on a 2% obligatory bioethanol blend in fuel, effective 1 January, for the domestic market.
"The market is expecting the government to approve the 2% bioethanol usage, and a similar decision is expected from the UK and German governments as well as the European Commission (EC) later this year," Weissman said.
Nedalco produces beverage, industrial and fuel grade ethanol at its sites at Bergen op Zoom and Sas van Ghent in the Netherlands.
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