Policy status:Ended
Date Effective:2005
Date Ended:2011
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Grants and subsidies
Policy Target:Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport
Policy Sector:
Agency:Malta Resources Authority

Malta opted for the former mode of promotion and the biomass content (i.e. the percentage element) in biodiesel was exempted from the payment of excise duty. This made biodiesel cheaper than petroleum diesel retailed in filling stations and therefore the fiscal incentive provided one of the driving forces for the biodiesel sales. In 2011 the policy for substitution obligation was adopted and the biomass content in biodiesel was no longer exempt.

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