This paper presents an updated picture on themarket of biodiesel in the EU and in Italy outlined by official statistics and a direct survey carried out involving Italian processing companies. The highly uncertain sectorial policy with low incentives, and the strong competition from imports areamong the main reasons contributing to a new Italian energy dependence in terms of vegetable oils and biodiesel, given ofthe increasing annual quotas scheduled for input in consumption ofbiofuels. The future prospects of the sector are highly dependent on both legislative supporting measures and the ability of companies to diversify the supply.
|Numero di pagine||17|
|Rivista||ECONOMIA & DIRITTO AGROALIMENTARE|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2012|