Production of biodiesel will increase by 2017

According to the Managing Director of the Brazilian Union of Biodiesel and Biokerosene (Ubrabio), Donizete Tokarski, the expectation is that the production of biodiesel in 2017 climb about 20% of. The industry expected to produce 4.5 billion liters this year, compared with the 3.8 billion produced in 2016, when the country registered a 2.6% decline.

The growth in 2017 will have the momentum of increasing compulsory biodiesel mixture in common diesel. Currently, a law providing for the gradual increase of the mixture of biodiesel in the diesel, passing from the current 7% to 8% in March 2017, increasing one percentage point per year until reaching 10% in 2019.


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