Biodiesel: ban on clean fuel

In the Netherlands it is forbidden to use salad oil or sunflower oil as fuel. Any diesel car can drive just fine on cheap salad oil. Greenhouse vegetable oil is much cleaner than diesel. The car runs better and is more economical with fuel. Salad oil is the ideal solution for polluting diesel. Even on cooking oil, a diesel car.


  • Cheap and clean driving is quite simple
  • Clean should not
  • Business interests above individual interest
  • Biodiesel Discouragement
  • Clean 4% instead of 100%
  • Clean fuel is cheaper

Cheap and clean driving is quite simple

In 2002 dawned diesel drivers the knowledge that you can mix diesel with salad oil. From 2005 this trend was common. The government intervened by putting customs in the gasoline excise inspector. Customs officers driving through Netherlands looking for cars with CO2-neutral emissions.

Clean should not

On cooking oil should not drive in the Netherlands. The government protects the oil industry. The government levies tax on polluting diesel. The super clean oil, the government earns relatively little. The customs of the Netherlands rides across the country in search of cars that leave a frying smell. The fines can reach up to 400-500 euros. The ban on driving with salad oil shows that the government does not care about the environment. Polluting fuels clearly preferred the Hague policymakers. Although virtually no one agrees with the government in the Netherlands is there no protest.

Business interests above individual interest

Not only does the government care much for the environment, even interests of car owners' interests. Because one is forced to expensive diesel fuel, people have less money to spend on fun things. Governments all over the world tend to support corporate interests at the expense of residents' interests.

Biodiesel Discouragement

The government or the state to companies to collect cooking oil. Brave Citizens bring their waste cooking oil to collection points. This assembly is the fat directly into the commercial circuit to make biodiesel. The price of biodiesel is structurally 30 to 40 cents higher than traditional, dirty diesel. The higher price is due to ... legislation by the government! Biodiesel was in 2007 of 21.5% and 38 cent excise tax. That equates to more than 60 cents. That's more than a liter of unused cooking oil. The government does not contribute to a better environment. Moreover, it is hardly used for this financial reason biodiesel and is therefore largely after 2007 disappeared from the statistics. The government protects the dirty diesel market and peppered the treasury by polluting fuel to keep cheaper than friendly alternative vegetable oil.

Clean 4% instead of 100%

In dirty diesel is 4% vegetable oil because the government has determined it. The government's 4% sometimes used as a PR tool. This 4% want the government to prove that it works towards a better environment. Cars may, however, 100% vegetable oil drive although 90% vegetable and 10% diesel was more common among environmentally-loving motorists.

Clean fuel is cheaper

Used cooking oil has been through seven suitable to make as fuel. Some politicians believe that agricultural land should not be equipped for fuel production. The argument that fuel is grown on agricultural land is countered by the use of used cooking oil. Another argument for the high excise duties on environmentally friendly fuel that the government spends money for research into sustainable fuel. This is done by SenterNovum, a ministerial agency whose director more than two tons of iron as salary, far above the Balkenende norm. What this shows is called agency affiliated with the Ministry of Economic Affairs apparently is that research is not necessary; used cooking oil is virtually free fuel. When cooking oil is sent to a waste management company will cost money when used to deliver the money. Vegetable oil will cost in the store less than 60 cents, half the price of diesel. Probably not often come policy researchers in Aldi, where the vegetable oil is still goekoper.
Comments (2)

It is not forbidden in the Netherlands on 100% biodiesel or used cooking oil or pure vegetable oil or cooking oil to drive. All you have to do is pay excise duty.


Exactly, you have to pay excise duty. It is made more expensive than driving with environmentally devastating diesel. This is called deterrence. Hetis forbidden to do super cheap salad oil in your diesel tank while it would work as well. Impose excise is used to create something so expensive that nobody can afford it; it is a kind of prohibition! That is the core of this article.