The Danish government plans to set a requirement for 0.9% of the energy used in transport to come from advanced biofuels.

The move, designed to support local production of advanced biofuels, was announced on May 13 in a statement by the Danish Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate.

The target will apply to all suppliers of transport fuels, including gasoline, diesel and gas, and will be met with all kinds of advanced biofuels, according to the announcement.

The Maabjerg Energy Center (MEC), a consortium of Dong Energy, Novozymes, Vestforsyning and Struer Forsyning that has a second-generation bioethanol project in Denmark, welcomed the news. It said the planned 0.9% mandate was "technology neutral" and would correspond to a requirement for gasoline to contain at least 2.5% second-generation bioethanol -- exactly the target MEC had called for.

“Denmark already blends 5% sustainable bioethanol in its gasoline and will now add ethanol made from waste on top,” Novozymes said in a tweet, celebrating the news.


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