Year:2012 (September 17th)
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2012 (September 17th)
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards>Product standards, Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards>Vehicle fuel-economy and emissions standards, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes 
Policy Target:Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport, Bioenergy>Co-firing with fossil fuels
Policy Sector:Transport
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Legal References:Presidential Decree 1303

On 17 September 2012 Presidential Decree 1303 was adopted introducing first mandatory 5% biodiesel blending mandate to be fulfilled no later than on 17th of March 2013.

Biodiesel used for the blending must be locally-produced. No imports are allowed.

Sate-owned oil company EP Petroecuador is responsible for storing, blending and distributing biodiesel countrywide.

The prices per gallon of biodiesel is established by the ministry of Production, Employment and Competitiveness.  


In order to download full text of the Presidential Decree on biodiesel blending mandate please, click here to download.

Last modified: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:09:45 CEST