Biodiesel in Germany 2006 - including survey of biofuel quota act
Parallel to the capacity development, biodiesel sales achieved again an all-time peak value of a total of 2.3 million tonnes in 2006. In 2005 about 1.5 million tonnes of biodiesel were sourced from domestic production, while already 300,000 to 400,000 tonnes were imported. For 2006 the amount of imported biodiesel is estimated to have been lower, while the import of rape seed/rape oil and soy oil for biodiesel production is estimated to have been higher. Reliable statistical data is not available so far, due to still missing integration of biofuel data in the relevant mineral oil statistics, although biofuels are subject to the same obligation to report as fossil fuels. So there is still a need for the creation of a reporting network which is currently under discussion amongst responsible authorities (Federal Ministry of Finance, Federal Ministry for Economy, Federal Ministry for the Environment and Federal Ministry for Agriculture) and the biofuel industry.