Year:2000 (last amended 2009)
Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2000 (last amended 2009)
Date Amended:

5 February 2004; 
12 January 2009;

Policy Type:Policy Support
Policy Target:Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport
Policy Sector:Framework Policy, Transport
Agency:Ministry of Energy; Ministry of Environment; Ministry of Agriculture
Legal References:The Law on biofuel, biofuels for transport and bio-oils of 18 July 2000 (No VIII-1875); amended on 5 February 2004 No IX-1999; last amended on 12 January 2009 No. XI-138;

The Law regulates legal conditions of the production and use of biofuel, biofuels for transport and bio-oils in Lithuania.

Objective of the Law is to:

  • Ensure application of the EU Directive 2003/30/EC on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport, to the legislative framework of Lithuania;
  • Promote the national production of biofuels for transport purposes and to
  • Decrease Lithuania’s dependency on imported fuels;
  • Increase the efficient use of local, renewable and alternative energy resources and the security energy supply;
  • Reduce GHG emissions levels;

Production of biofuel, biofuels for transport and bio-oils from the raw material originating in the Republic of Lithuania will be promoted by tax exemptions.

The Law introduces biofuels blending mandate in Lithuania. Blending mandates established by the Law are as follow:

  • By the end of 2005: 2%
  • By the end of 2010: 5,75%
Related policies:Directive on Biofuels for Transport (2003/30/EC)

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