13 July 2006 14:25 [Source: ICIS news]
PRAGUE (ICIS news)--Biodiesel production at Poland’s Rafinerie Trzebinia has reached 100,000 tonnes/year and should double by the end of this year, parent company PKN Orlen said on Thursday.
Rafinerie Trzebinia began producing biodiesel, with a 20% proportion of rapeseed oil methyl ester (ROME), in 2004 and is the largest producer in Poland. Its main consumers are domestic firms running truck and bus fleets.
Orlen said it was currently engaged in lobbying aimed at ensuring that the imminent biofuels legislation based national biodiesel targets on the overall biocomponent content across all diesel production.
Requiring every litre of diesel to have biocomponent content would be unreasonable, the company said.
It also called for reconsideration of a proposed measure that would allow farmers to produce up to 100 litres of biofuels per hectare per year for their own use.
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