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Parliamentary questions
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18 December 2018
Question for written answer E-006353-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
Laurenţiu Rebega (ECR)

 Subject:  Use of Used Cooking Oil (UCO) in biofuel production
 Answer in writing 

Incorporating Used Cooking Oil (UCO) into biofuel production is a good example of the circular economy. It requires the setting up of a collection system, a core component of the political objective to reduce waste across Europe. However, it seems that most, if not all, of the UCO used in biofuels in many countries across Europe is imported, much of it from outside the EU, thus discouraging the development of local networks to collect UCO and creating a gulf between political intentions and the reality on the ground.

What is the Commission’s assessment of this issue and what guarantees are there that imported UCO is not simply oil being passed off as UCO?

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