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The government of Taiwan is doubling the biodiesel component in diesel fuel for automobiles from 1% to 2% this year, according to the Bureau of Energy, Ministry of Economic Affairs.

The country began several trial projects in 2007, and began using a B1 blend countrywide in 2008. Total biodiesel consumption so far has been some 55 million liters (14.5 million gallons US).

There are currently 10 certified biodiesel producers in Taiwan, with a combined total output of 105 million liters a year, according to FocusTaiwan.

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