Factsheet: Biofuels Law

Biofuels Law

Key Information

Country/Region:

Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Law on Production, transportation and trade of biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
LIGJ Nr.9876 PËR PRODHIMIN, TRANSPORTIMIN DHE TREGTIMIN E BIOKARBURANTEVE DHE TË LËNDËVE TË TJERA DJEGËSE, TË RINOVUESHME, PËR TRANSPORT
Description: 
The legislation framework for biofuels and the promotion of renewable energy in transport is based on the 'Law on production, transportation and trade of biofuels and other renewable transport fuels' (2008). Secondary legislation needed for the full application of the Law has not yet been developed or adopted. It is difficult to assess implementation in practice since achievements with regard to meeting the biofuels target have never been monitored or reported. The law prescribes mandatory blending of diesel fuel with 5% of biodiesel, and gasoline with 5% of bio-ethanol. From 2015 onward, this share cannot be less than 15%.
Goal/Aim: 
Increase the share of biofuels or other renewable fuels.

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministry of Energy and Industry

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2008