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Biofuels cover bio-ethanol and bio-diesel. While bioethanol is made from cereals or sugar beets, biodiesel is produced from vegetable oils. Biodiesel is a renewable fuel that can be produced from domestically cultivated and processed oilseeds and it is the most common biofuel in Europe. Today, more than 60% of biodiesel produced in the EU is produced from rapeseed oil. With about 30% of vegetable oils delivered to biodiesel producers, the biofuels market is a major outlet for the vegetable oils industry.


Key aspects relative to biodiesel are illustrated in general terms in the infographic, here.