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AMCCARTHY Dec 14, 2012 02:59 PM
Fertiliser Coating or Anti-caking Oil
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EEA Mar 07, 2013 04:59 PM
Dear AMCCARTHY,
The EEA produces reports on the state and trends of the environment in Europe. Please be aware that European environmental legislation is beyond the Agency’s working remit. The EEA neither sets nor enforces environmental policies.
The “Summaries of EU legislation” website presents the main aspects of EU legislation in a concise, easy-to-read and unbiased way. You can find the section on environmental legislation at:
http://europa.eu/[…]/index_en.htm
 If you wish to follow developments of pending legislation, you can access the Legislative Observatory at:
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/home/home.do
 
European Commission.

The European Commission is divided into 36 Directorate Generals (DGs). DG Environment is the branch of the Commission responsible for European environmental policy and legislation. The homepage of the DG Environment is located at:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/
Specific information on Transport is available at:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/transport/index.htm
Specific information on Agriculture is available at:
http://ec.europa.eu/environment/agriculture/index.htm
You may also be interested in the information that can be found at the Directorate General Energy, and especially in their section focusing on biofuels (http://ec.europa.eu/environment/air/transport/index.htm).
Information on EU regulations on Agriculture can be found in the DG Agriculture website (http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/agriculture/index_en.htm)

EEA.

Lastly, I would like to refer you to the work regarding biofuels and agriculture performed by the EEA:
- Bioenergy and Biofuels: the big picture (http://www.eea.europa.eu/[…]/bioenergy-and-biofuels-the-big-picture)

- Agriculture (http://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/agriculture)
AMCCARTHY Mar 07, 2013 04:59 PM
I am an Engineer working in an Oil Mill Producing cold-pressed vegetable oil. We have been investigating the use of cold-pressed vegetable oil as a anti-caking agent for use in granular fertilisers. We have heard a rumour that there may be some new regulation in this area.
Our product is being used by some customers for this application and is both sustainable and biodegradable. Our original usage was as PPO in large vehicles, unfortunately this was closed to us upon the implementation of the Irish Biofuels Bill in January 2011.
Most of the rapeseed crop in Ireland is now being exported abroad for processing which is is against the principles of local production and sustainability.
Do you know of any developments in regulation or problems with existing products from fossil oil in this area of application which could help in opening this market to a more environmentally frendly product?
 
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