Country:Costa Rica
Year:2008 (Feb)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008 (Feb)
Policy Type:Policy Support>Strategic planning
Policy Target:Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport
Policy Sector:Transport
Agency:Ministry of Environment and Energy (MINAE) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG)

In 2008 the Ministry of Environment and Energy and the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock jointly presented the National Biofuels Programme, in which the general objective aims the developing a biofuels industry to contribute to energy security and efficiency, mitigation climate change, the reactivation of the agricultural sector and national socio-economic development.

In addition, the text included specific objectives the following:

  • Replacing fuels progressively fossil fuels, by other renewable energy sources of national origin.
  • To foster social development in areas of high vulnerability from the development of the sector biofuels.
  • Reactivate the agricultural sector from cash crops agro energy products for fuel use.
  • Develop a biofuel industry, competitive and efficient.
Related policies:Regulation on Biofuels , National Biofuels Commission (Comisión Nacional de Biocombustibles)
Related Documents:

In order to view a full version of Costa Rica's National Programme on Biofuels (Programa Nacional de Biocombustibles) please click here.

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