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Parliamentary questions
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5 December 2018
Question for written answer P-006146-18
to the Commission
Rule 130
David Campbell Bannerman (ECR)

 Subject:  The use of used cooking oil (UCO) to meet biofuels obligations
 Answer in writing 

The use of biofuels and their source materials is an issue of upmost importance to EU Member States. In this regard, the state agency responsible for monitoring the Republic of Ireland’s Biofuels Obligation Scheme indicated, in its most recent report, that ‘almost 63% of all the biofuel placed on the market in Ireland was produced from used cooking oil (UCO) which was sourced from 56 different countries’.

What is the view of the Commission and Commissioner Cañete on this very high level of dependency on UCO imports by a Member State to meet its biofuels obligation, and can the Commission publish statistics indicating the extent to which other EU Member States depend on UCO imports to meet their biofuels obligations?

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