Within the EU, Ireland is one of the heaviest users of UCO biodiesel, which is blended into diesel sold in filling stations.

Ireland imported 130m litres of UCO last year, a third of which came from China. However, partly in response to fears of fraud in the UCO market, the EU has capped the amount of UCO that can be counted towards renewable energy targets after 2020. Ireland is exceeding this cap and will need to increase its use of other forms of biofuel…  READ MORE