|Policy Status||In force|
|Date Promulgated||7 July 2007|
|Agency||•Ministry of Environment; Ministry of Agriculture|
|Penalty||•Sanction of CZK 75 per litre of undelivered biofuel|
•Biofuels for Transport
|Description||An amendment to the 2002 Act on clean air protection introduced minimum biofuel blending requirements for petrol and diesel used for transport. The obligation is stipulated for companies distributing petrol and diesel transport fuels on the market of the Czech Republic to assure that a minimum quantity of biofuels is included. This obligation can be fulfilled either in the form of a low-percent mixtures of biofuels with petrol and diesel (in accord with the Directive 2009/30/EC and the standards EN 228 and EN 590) or by distributing a pure biofuel (FAME/RME - rapeseed oil methyl ester) or blended fuel (blended diesel fuel SMN 30, fuel E85, fuel E 95) into a free tax circulation.
The amendment introduced the following minimum values of biofuels blended with fuel:
as of 1 September 2007, 2% of the total amount of diesel fuel;
as of 1 January 2008, 2% of the total amount of petrol fuel;
as of 1 January 2009, 3.5% of the total amount of petrol fuel and 4% of the total amount of diesel fuel;
Monitoring of minimum amounts is conducted by customs authorities and the Czech Commerce Inspectorate.
|Legal References||Act of 7 July 2007 No 180/2007 Coll. amending Act No 86/2002 Coll. on Air Protection|Government Resolution No 1080 of 20 September 2006|