Promotion of biofuel use

Source: JOIN IEA/IRENA Policy and Measures Database
Last updated: 12 September 2012

In December 2003, the Excise Law was modified so as to completely exempt biofuels used as motor fuels from excise duty. When blended with fossil fuels, a maximum 5 % exemption from the payment of excise duty can be claimed. Since 2005, excise duty exemption has been combined with a system whereby distributors are obliged to place on the market a percentage of biofuel that corresponds to the national target. The national target for share of biodiesel in total fuel consumption was 2% for 2005,  5 % for 2010 and 7,5 % in 2015.The achieved share of biofuels in 2010 was 2,5 % in 2010 and 2,3 % in 2011.

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