Country:South Africa
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2007
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives>Tax relief
Policy Target:Bioenergy>Biofuels for transport
Policy Sector:Framework Policy, Transport
Size of Plant Targeted:Small and Large
Agency:Department of Energy

The Bio-fuels Industrial Strategy presents Government’s approach to policy, regulations and incentives for the uptake of bio-fuels in South Africa. The draft Strategy suggested that given South Africa’s climatic condition, agricultural potential, land availability and food security, the country can afford a 4.5% biofuels penetration to the current fuel pool by 2013. But the deployment of the policy mechanisms is to support a 2% penetration level of bio-fuels in the national liquid fuel supply. The strategy also proposes that the existing fuel levy exemption for biodiesel be extended to bioethanol.

The strategy proposed that for Biodiesel the levy exemption be increased to 50% and for bioethanol, 100% fuel tax exemption is proposed.

Last modified: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:24:20 CEST