Factsheet: Support scheme for biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport

Support scheme for biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport

Key Information
Full name of Instrument & Measure (English): 
Order ITC/2877/2008 establishing a support scheme for biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport. Resolution dated 8 July 2013, by the Secretary of State for Energy, updating for 2013 values used in calculation formulas of compensatory payments related to the biofuels obligation fulfillment, included in Order ITC 2877/2008. Law 11/2013, to support entrepreneurs and boost economic growth and job creation (establishes mandatory goals for biofuels for 2013 and coming years). Resolution dated 27 December 2013, by the Secretary of State for Energy, updating the annex in the Order ITC 2877/2008. Order IET/822/2012 governing the allocation of biodiesel production volumes for computing compliance with mandatory biofuel targets. Order IET/2736/2012, amending Order IET/822/2012 governing the allocation of biodiesel production volumes for computing compliance with mandatory biofuel targets. Resolution dated 24 January 2014, by the Secretary of State of Energy publishing the definitive list of plants or production units with an allocated production quantity of biodiesel , to determine compliance with the mandatory objectives for biofuels.
Full name of Instrument & Measure (native language): 
Orden ITC/2877/2008 por la que se establece un mecanismo de fomento del uso de biocarburantes y otros combustibles renovables con fines de transporte. Resolución de 8 de julio de 2013, de la Secretaría de Estado de Energía, por la que se actualizan para el año 2013 valores de las fórmulas de cálculo de los pagos compensatorios, relacionados con el cumplimiento de la obligación de biocarburantes, contenidos en la Orden ITC/2877/2008 Ley 11/2013, de medidas de apoyo al emprendedor y de estímulo del crecimiento y la creación de empleo (establece objetivos obligatorios de biocarburantes para los años 2013 y siguientes). Resolución de 27 de diciembre de 2013, de la Secretaría de Estado de Energía, por la que se actualiza el anexo de la Orden ITC/2877/2008. Orden IET/822/2012, por la que se regula la asignación de cantidades de producción de biodiésel para el cómputo del cumplimiento de los objetivos obligatorios de biocarburantes. Orden IET/2736/2012, por la que se modifica la Orden IET/822/2012, de 20 de abril, por la que se regula la asignación de cantidades de producción de biodiésel para el cómputo del cumplimiento de los objetivos obligatorios de biocarburantes. Resolución de 24 de enero de 2014, de la Secretaría de Estado de Energía, por la que se publica la lista definitiva de las plantas o unidades de producción de biodiésel con cantidad asignada para el cómputo de los objetivos obligatorios de biocarburantes.
Description: 
Wholesale and retail operators of fuels, as well as consumers of fuels not supplied by wholesale or retail operators, are obliged to sell / consume a minimal quota of biofuels. The minimal amount is set at a general level (all biofuels) and at a specific level (minimal amount of biofuels in diesel and in gasoline). Each obligated subject has to present a number of certificates to the a national certification entity to prove compliance. Certificates have a value of 1 toe. In case of non-compliance with the targets, a penalty fee applies. In case of over-compliance (some parties selling or consuming more than they are obliged to), the amounts collected from the penalty fees are redistributed by the certification entity proportionally to the subjects that sold / consumed biofuels exceeding their set quota obligation. The allocation of biodiesel production volumes regulation establishes a participation process among qualified biodiesel plants so as to allocate for a two year period biodiesel production quotas that will be eligible to count towards the biofuel mandatory targets that fuel sector operators are obliged to include in their sales. The Secretary of State for Energy is entitled to extend this quota allocation for two additional years. Neither the total volume of biodiesel produced in a processing plant with no quota allocation, nor the volume fraction of produced biodiesel exceeding the allocated quota of a specific plant, will be eligible to count towards the biofuel mandatory targets on fuel sector operators. The total amount of biodiesel distributed among producers eligible to count towards target achievement will be 5,5 million tons per year. The biodiesel production quota assigned to each plant is defined according to the level of fulfilment of the following criteria: environmental protection, security of energy, security of supply, biodiesel annual production capacity (properly audited) of the plant and its economic and financial viability. The procedure was open to plants from Europe or from other part of the world.
Goal/Aim: 
Setting out a minimum share of biofuels

Sector/Topic targeted:

Responsible Authority: 
Ministerio de Industria, Energía y Turismo (MINETUR) - Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism Temporarily: Comisión Nacional de Mercados y Competencia (CNMC) - National Markets and Competition Commission

Status:

Year Instrument & Measure Started: 
2008
Year Last Instrument & Measure was last Amended: 
2013