Legal status of pine oil

Legal status determines if pine oil can be used as resource for biofuels or higher value products

Ongoing conflict? yes
Conflict type Bioenergy governance conflicts
Resources solid wood
Issues 1 economical, 2 ecological, 3 social, 4 cultural
Keywords pine oil, iluc directive
Start date 2015
End date
Reason(s) for conflict Forest industry and national governments in Finland and Sweden want to define pine oil as waste to support forest industry's biofuel production. Chemical industry is protesting.
Intensity public debate
What are the stakeholders' conflicting values or interests open over the status of pine oil, raw material as such could be used for different purposes
Barriers for dialogue alternative views over the same issue
Forums for dialogue open and trustworthy dialog
Suggestions for conflict resolution / transformation involvement of external experts, evaluation of pros and cons of alternative scenarious