the so-Called “green diesel”, with more than 7 per cent biocomponenten, and synthetic diesel fuels should be tax favoured. That said, the Belgian federation of brandstoffenhandelaars, Brafco. “Even though they are kinder to the environment, they are subject to the same excise duty as fossil fuels, so they have basically no market,” says managing director Johan Mattart on the sidelines of a symposium of the Brafco about the transition.

Since the summer of last year, and it’s in our country are not permitted to enter the alternative fuels market. This includes features such as B10, B20, and B30, in which larger amounts of bio-diesel is mixed than is the case with ordinary diesel fuel (B7), but also, for example, synthetic diesel such as HVO (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, wherein the vegetable oil is treated with hydrogen.

However, the demand for alternative and environmentally friendly fuels, “none”, it says Mattart. As for the ‘green diesel’, it is added biocomponent is more expensive than that of fossil diesel fuel in which it is mixed. “So, if you are subject to the same rates will apply (currently set at 60 cents per gallon for diesel fuel and gasoline, eds.), these products are, anyway, out of the market”, says. “If the alternatives are fully gedefiscaliseerd it would be, and then you’re going to have about the same price as regular fossil diesel fuel excise taxes.”

What is synthetic diesel such as HVO) in which there are no fossil fuels, and more to come, there is a need, there is even a zero level, as is already the case with CNG (compressed natural gas) and LNG (liquefied natural gas), it is Mattart. “As for the fossil fuels, natural gas and LNG, why then is not for the HVO, which is the impact on the environment so much better?”, he asked to himself.

Currently, in our country, the proceedings pending for E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline – is on the market. “If the fuel at the same rate of excise duty subject to his will as the conventional fossil fuel, then it is not a cat, that buy in” about Mattart yet.

According to the Brafco-executive director, will also be necessary to set the excise duty rates in the European union, too, by 2030, need for renewable energy with a share of 14% of organisations in the transport sector.