Country:Brazil
Year:1993 (last amended 2017)
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:1993 (last amended 2017)
Date Amended:

2007, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015

Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards>Product standards
Policy Target:Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport>Bioethanol, Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport
Policy Sector:Transport
Agency:Conselho Interministerial do Açúcar e Álcool (CIMA)
URL:http://nxt.anp.gov.br/NXT/gateway.dll/leg/leis/1993/lei%208.723%20-%201993.xml#art9
Description:

The government of Brazil sets a mandatory ethanol blend in the gasoline. The obligation applies to vehicle manufacturers and fuel producers of Brazil. The goal of the law is to reduce pollution emissions levels generated by the transport sector.

The blend percentage can be changed by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Inter-ministerial Council for Sugar and Alcohol (Conselho Interministerial do Açúcar e Álcool - CIMA) but it must be no less than 20% and no more than 27%.

The blending mandate changes over time:

1993

2007

2011

2013

2015

22%

25%

20%

25%

27%

 

 

Last modified: Thu, 11 May 2017 16:12:45 CEST