Country:Colombia
Year:2001
Policy status:Ended
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2001
Policy Type:Policy Support>Institutional creation, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards>Sectoral standards, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards>Product standards, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes 
Policy Target:Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport
Policy Sector:Transport
Agency:Ministry of Mines and Energy Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development Ministry of Transport
URL:http://www.secretariasenado.gov.co/senado/basedoc/ley/2001/ley_0693_2001.html
Legal References:Official Gazette No. 44,564 of September 27, 2001
Description:

Law 693 was enacted to promote the use of ethanol as a biofuel for transport. The Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) was delegated to establish the quantity and quality of the ethanol blends, and the development of technical standards and regulations for the production, storage, distribution and blending for ethanol. It was also assigned to develop the regulations for the gradual implementation of the programme, starting with cities with higher population.

By 2006, in cities with more than 500,00 inhabitants 10% bioethanol blend is obligatory. 

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