The European Commission is planning to increase the mandatory percentage of biodiesel that "regular" diesel should contain at European pumps before 2011. Some countries are planning to institute or already demand around 5 percent blends (or more) at the pumps but the plan has never been written on paper.
The Spanish Association of Oil Producers and Operators (AOP) has shown a "profound disagreement" with Spain's plans for mandatory biofuel blends at the pumps. So far, the Government's plans state that by 2010, 5.85 percent of fuel sold at the pump must be from vegetable sources. What the AOP says is that the limit cannot be reached and is calling for a flexible blend, whereby fuel producers would adjust the contents of biodiesel and ethanol into diesel and gasoline pumps to reach a global figur