23 August 2007 17:24 [Source: ICIS news]
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BP had said on Wednesday that
Because of these technical issues German carmakers were also opposing higher blending targets, BP said, and it also noted the growing impact of first-generation biofuels on food supplies.
It would be much better to boost the role of hydro-treated vegetable oils, the company said and pointed to its joint venture in
VDB rejected BP’s claims.
“The established first-generation biofuels have a strong performance record in terms of blending. Higher blending ratios will not impact car engines,” said VDB deputy head Karin Retzlaff.
Retzlaff said higher blending ratios could be easily met with existing capacities.
“The German government’s target of an overall 6.25% biofuels blending ratio in 2009 is very realistic,” she added.
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