(By scmp.com)

The Hong Kong government will commission a study and consult the biodiesel industry about widening the use of the clean fuel, including its mandatory blending into fossil diesel.

The study would look at such issues as the cost and benefits of using biodiesel and whether and how to ensure it came from sustainable sources, said the undersecretary for the environment, Christine Loh Kung-wai.

“We are commissioning a study on the potential and implications of the wider use of biodiesel in Hong Kong and will consult the relevant trades before introducing any mandatory measures,” she said.

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