EU imports of UCO and UCOME from China at record levels
The European Union imported record levels of used cooking oil (UCO) and biodiesel made from UCO (UCOME) from China. UCO imports in August were above 50,000 t and more than 235,000 t in the first eight months of 2018. Comparison to the previous year shows that 56,000 t were imported in all of 2017, in August 2017 only 10,000 t. The Netherlands and Spain are the main importers. UCOME imports from China have been erratic month to month, but rose by 52 % to 170,000 t in the first eight months of 2018.