The (tropical) forests on earth are threatened by deforestation for livestock farming, the production of wood, paper and mining, but also for the expansion of the cultivation of palm oil and soy. In the Netherlands we mainly use biodiesel that is made from residues, such as used frying fat.
For example, if palm oil is used for the production of biodiesel, it must be sustainably grown. This is laid down in European legislationg. Deforestation should never be an issue, nor should production on peat soils. Strict sustainability requirements apply to biodiesel from agricultural crops. These requirements guarantee that no trees are cut for biofuels destined for the European market. Our biodiesel therefore does not lead to deforestation.