Used Cooking Oil (UCO) as biofuel feedstock in the EU

The demand for Used Cooking Oil (UCO) for biodiesel production in the EU is likely to increase significantly, especially in the light of the Renewable Energy Directive II. Besides offering a means to reduce CO2 emissions in road transport, UCO is also often mentioned as feedstock for renewable fuels for maritime shipping and aviation. This report, commissioned by Transport & Environment, provides an overview of:

  • the developments in EU=demand for UCO
  • the current and potential future supply of UCO
  • and the monitoring and verification issues in relation to possible fraud