|Policy Status||In force|
|Date Effective||22 November 2006|
|Agency||•Federal Public Service of Health, Food chain security and Environment
•Federal Public Service Economy, SMEs, Self-Employed and Energy
|Related Policies||Directive on Biofuels for Transport
Law of obligation for the incorporation of biofuels in fossil fuels
•Biofuels for Transport
|Description||The Federal Government has adopted the EU Directive on the Promotion of the Use of Biofuels and Other Renewable Fuels for Transport. In implementing the Directive, Belgium promotes a minimum proportion of biofuels and other renewable fuels (2% in 2005; 5.75% in 2010) within the national market. These percentages are calculated on the energy content of all petrol and diesel for transport purposes placed on the Belgian market. The Royal Decree (RD) of 22 November 2006 fixes a progressive incorporation on the Belgian market (0,75% per year) to reach 5,75% in 2010.
The RD also allows for non-standardised biofuels to be available on the market, as part of a specific project between a number of limited parties. This RD also allows the sale of pure coleseed oil for the retail market. Under certain conditions (RD of Finance 10/03/2006), this product could be exempt from taxes.
|Legal References||Royal Decree of 4 March 2005|Royal Decree of 22 November 2006|