Factsheet: PNPB

PNPB

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
National Biodiesel Program (PNPB)
Description: 
Brazil’s Biodiesel Program called for a number of different studies. Measures were set in motion and actions were implemented with the goal of accommodating Brazil’s fuel-related legal and regulatory environment to the addition of biodiesel as a new-comer. Tax subsidies were designed, through the mechanism of the Social Fuel Stamp, family farms organized, methods of financing created and steps taken to foster technological development using both domestic resources and those arising from international cooperation. Brazil’s own biodiesel market was organized around purchase auctions, pivotal to this Program.
Goal/Aim: 
Regulate biofuels and biobased products

Status:

Trade Relevance: 
Policies stimulating domestic use of biomass => availability for export
Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2004