Factsheet: Biofuel Quota Act

Biofuel Quota Act

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Biofuel Quota Act
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Biokraftstoffquotengesetz (BiokraftQuG) - Gesetz zur Einführung einer Biokraftstoffquote durch Änderung des Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetzes und zur Änderung energie- und stromsteuerrechtlicher Vorschriften
The main means of support for renewable energy sources used in transport is a quota obligation. The mechanism obliges companies importing or producing petrol, gas or diesel fuels to ensure that biofuels make up a defined percentage of the company’s total annual sale of fuel as set out in the Biofuel Quota Act. Obliged fuel suppliers may assign this obligation to other companies. In 2009 an Amendment Act was adopted to amend parts of the Biofuel Quota Act and the Immission Control Act. The act amends the quota set on the minimum blending of biofuels and stipulates a climate protection quota for the reduction of greenhouse gas in the transport sector to be put in place in 2015.
increase the share of biofuels in transport

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Responsible Authority: 
Zoll (Biokraftstoffquotenbehörde - Biofuel Quota Authority)


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Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: