|Policy status:||In Force|
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|
|Agency:||Conselho Interministerial do Açúcar e Álcool (CIMA)|
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:
date effective: 1993 (last amended 2017)
Last modified: Mon, 30 Oct 2017 12:20:48 CET