Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2005
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Fiscal/financial incentives, Regulatory Instruments
Policy Target:Transport, Energy Sector>Electricity Generation>Renewable>Bioenergy
Agency:Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications

With effect from 1 February 2013, to promote renewable energy in the road transport sector, sustainable biofuels in petrol and diesel, in blends of up to 5% by volume, are exempt from the whole of the carbon dioxide tax and most of the energy tax (89% for biofuels in petrol and 84% for biofuels in diesel). E85 and other sustainable high-blend biofuels and biofuels with no fossil content are entirely exempt from carbon dioxide and energy tax on their biomass-based component.

In the case of sustainable hydro treated vegetable and animal oils and fats (HVO), exemption from these taxes applies to up to 15% by volume of HVO in diesel fuel, with effect from 1 January 2012. The system will shortly be changing, as the Government intends to introduce a quota obligation on 1 May 2014, which will increase the quantities of ethanol and FAME blended with petrol and diesel. Biofuels will be required to make up a total of at least 9.5% by

Last modified: Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:27:43 CEST