Country:Honduras
Year:2007 (Dec 28th)
Policy status:In Force
Jurisdiction:National
Date Effective:2007 (Dec 28th)
Date Amended:

2014 (Apr 11th): Decree  295-2013;

Policy Type:Economic Instruments, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Taxes, Policy Support, Policy Support>Strategic planning, Regulatory Instruments
Renewable Energy Policy Targets:Bioenergy, Bioenergy, Biofuels for transport
Policy Sector:Transport
Agency:Legislative Power
URL:http://www.tsc.gob.hn/leyes/Ley%20para%20la%20Producci%C3%B3n%20y%20Consumo%20de%20Biocombustibles%20(Decreto%20No.%20144-2007)%20(08).pdf
URL:http://www.enee.hn/pdfs/leyesenergeticas/LeydeBiocombustibles.pdf
URL:http://www.tsc.gob.hn/leyes/Reformar_ley_prod_biocombustibles_2014.pdf
Legal References:Decree 144-2007
Renewable Energy Description:

The Law for the Production and Consumption of Biofuels (Decree 144-2007) declares the development of projects that use biomass of forest origin for energy production to be of public interest. It provides the legal framework for the production of raw material and the distribution, commercialization and use of biofuels.

The Decree 144 of 2007 provided fiscal incentives for biofuel producers, including 12-year exemptions for income and property taxes, and import duty for equipment. It also exempts biofuels from a social tax for 15 years, and after that sets it at 25% of the tax for fossil fuels. The law states that local content must be at least 51% of feedstock for producers to qualify for the exemptions above.The law also creates a registry of biofuels producers.

Amended:

The ammendment (Decree 295-2013) declares of public interest the development of projects that use biomass of forest origin for energy production.

  • It declares the importance of the use of biofuels and biomass
  • It establishes a special benefit to the electric energy produced with biomass
This record supersedes:Ethanol Law (Ley del Alcohol Carburante)
Related Documents:

In order to view a full versions of the Law for the Production and Consumption of Biofuels of Honduras please click here.

In order to view Decree 295-2013 please click here.

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