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Partners for Innovation enters fourth year of audits in EU biofuels industry

The demand for biofuels has rapidly increased over the years. Regulations on fossil fuels have become stricter and companies take on opportunities for sustainable alternatives.

European biofuel companies typically produce renewable fuel from waste such as used cooking oil, animal fat and waste oils of vegetable oil refineries. Some also produce renewable fuel from commercially available vegetable oils.

olive oil

Since 2013 Control Union Certifications and Partners for Innovation work together to verify if European biofuel companies comply with the requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program.

The RFS program is a US program aimed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide robust and achievable growth of the biofuels industry. The program is part of the US Energy Policy Act of 2005 and expanded under the US Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007.

Companies that produce biofuel need 3-yearly updates of engineering reviews to be able to export their biofuels to the US.  Control Union’s inspection and certification services are globally recognised.


Peter Vissers p.vissers@partnersforinnovation.com

Thomas Dietz t.dietz@partnersforinnovation.com

Loek Verwijst (Control Union Certifications) 

More information


CUC website 

US EPA RFS website