As Europe seeks a reliable fuel supply, and a cleaner and more sustainable fuel on the way to becoming energy self-sufficient, recent legislative initiatives support the uptake of biofuels while promoting environment-friendly fuel alternatives with lower emission levels.

In addition to such strong legislative backing, the multiple benefits offered by biofuels bode well for market expansion. For instance, biodiesel, bioethanol and Bio-ETBE (ethyl tertiary butyl ether) can all be handled and distributed from the refinery using existing network systems and standard fuel pump equipment.