Independent report

Tallow review: a report on the current animal fat market

An assessment of the tallow market and impacts caused by changes to the way renewable energy targets are counted by EU member states.

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The Department for Transport asked Ecofys to produce a report on the current animal fat (tallow) market to assess whether there has been any impact from allowing double counting of biodiesel produced from category 1 tallow.

This paper is intended to explain the issue, the risks, and the available data relating to the tallow market to enable the department to set out its approach to monitoring impacts and also seek stakeholder feedback.