Biofuel Suppliers in Ireland

In November 2006 it was announced that sixteen biofuels projects were to be granted excise relief under a Biofuel excise relief programme .

The scheme follows a pilot initiative which was rolled out in 2005. Four distinct types of biofuels are supported under the new scheme. These include:

  • Biodiesel made from pure plant oil, used cooking oil and tallow, blended with fossil diesel and sold at regular diesel pumps;
  • Biodiesel in higher blends of up to 100% in specific fleets of vehicles whose engine warranties cover these blends;
  • Bioethanol made from wheat, barley, whey and other feedstocks, blended with petrol and sold at regular petrol pumps. Bioethanol in blends of up to 85% in petrol, which can be used in flexible fuel vehicles will also be placed on the market as a result of this initiative.
  • Pure plant oil made from the oilseed rape crop and used in modified diesel engines.

The successful projects cover a broad range of business sectors including renewable energy companies, oil companies, recycling companies and food and farming sector businesses.

For more information on the scheme or to download the list of biofuel suppliers to the Irish market please click on the links below:

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