Biodiesel declaration conflict in Norway

Norwegian company UNIOL AS (since 2012: North Sea Biodiesel AS, bankruptcy in 2014) and particularly its then CEO have been accused in declaring wrong origin of their biodiesel which is sold in Europe. 2015 court case is ongoing against former UNIOL AS CEO for tax evation as Biodiesel was declared European but probably originated from America.

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources biofuel
Issues 1 ecological, 1 economical, 3 social
Start date 01.01.2012
End date
Reason(s) for conflict
Intensity peaceful action
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests UNIOL AS seeminlgy aimed to imporve profit by EU import tax evasion while German company Petrotec and EEB regard UNIOL's activities as threat to own/members markets. Government and authorities act as institutions to implement law.
Barriers for dialogue complete rejection of wrong doing and counter legal action from UNIOL AS and its CEO.
Forums for dialogue
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation UNIOL AS (North Sea Biodiesel) went bankrupt in 2014. Conflict is still resolved by Norwegian courts.
Comments This conflict is very much connected to the conflict on Norwegian taxes on Biodiesel as this led to the bankruptcy of the company producing Norwegian origin biodiesel (HABIOL AS). The transnational investor based comany Einer Energy (registered in Luxembourg) that took over than changed business course which resulted in this conflict and finally bankruptcy.