Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport
Policy Sector:Transport
Agency:Ministry of Science, Technology, Energy and Mining
Enforcement:Government Electrical Inspectorate (to be renamed Government Energy Inspectorate, because of role in petroleum safety/standards inspections), Petroleum Corporation of Jamaica
Penalty:de-licencing of petrol stations

Mandates the use of ethanol blended fuel for motor engines throughout the island, with the exception of marine fuels. It phases out the use of the environmentally harmful petroleum-based Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether (MTBE). Has created a guaranteed national market for ethanol of 70 million litres annually. Penalty includes de-licencing of petrol stations.

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