Spain is among the three top MS in terms of biodiesel production capacity and consumption; however, competition from imports forced the large majority of the biodiesel plants to run idle for the last three years.

Spain-based biodiesel producers have been waiting for a production quota system to be enforced since 2010, when it was first launched.

At present the quota has only been provisionally allocated and the system will not be enforced until 2014.

A further delay in the implementation would represent an additional year where producers would still face strong competition from imports, as blenders could opt for complying with mandates early in the year on imported biodiesel.

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