Factsheet: Act on Sustainable Biofuels

Act on Sustainable Biofuels

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Decree on the Promotion of the Use of Biofuels and Other Renewable Fuels for the Propulsion of Motor Vehicles
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Uredba o pospeševanju uporabe biogoriv in drugih obnovljivih goriv za pogon motornih vozil - Uradni list RS, št. 103/2007
Description: 
The Decree obliges fuel distributors to offer to the users of their petrol stations: a low quantity (up to 5%) of biodiesel blended with mineral diesel, which must comply with standards BS EN 590 on the quality of fuels for motor vehicles and SIST EN 14214 on the quality of fatty acid methyl esters for diesel engines, and a low quantity (up to 5%) of bio-ethanol or other biofuels blended with petrol, which complies with the standards that are prescribed for the quality of liquid fuels (§ 6 par. 1 Act Decree No. 103/2007). The distributor may, if it is in his economic interest, offer additional forms of biofuel. In that case, he is obliged to tag the fuels accordingly when the percentage of biofuels in the fuel mix exceeds the 5% of bioethanol or methyl ester from fatty acids.
Goal/Aim: 
Setting out a minimum share of biofuels in the transport sector.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministrstvo za kmetijstvo in okolje – inspektorat za okolje in prostor(IOP) Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment – Inspectorate for the Environment and Spatial Planning

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2007
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2011