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Decree Law No. 8/2021

Publication: Republic Diary No. 13/2021, Series I of 2021-01-20
  • Issuer: Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  • Diploma Type: Decree Law
  • Number: 8/2021
  • Pages: 3 - 40

Summary in plain english

What is it?

This decree-law amends the scheme establishing sustainability criteria for the production and use of biofuels and bioliquids.

What is going to change?

A Biofuel Title category is created, corresponding to advanced biofuels (TdB - A).

The target for the incorporation of biofuels into road fuels for the year 2021 is updated to 11%.

The contribution of advanced biofuels to meeting the incorporation target must be at least 0.5% in 2021.

The contribution of conventional biofuels to meeting the 11% target in 2021 is limited to the percentage of conventional biofuels incorporated in road fuels in 2020 plus 1 percentage point.

What advantages does it bring?

This decree-law updates the targets for incorporating biofuels, including advanced biofuels, into road fuels on national territory for the year 2021.

It clarifies the competencies of the various public entities in the biofuels sector.

It contributes to the development of a more sustainable, efficient and competitive economy, less dependent on fossil fuels.

When does it enter into force?

This decree-law entered into force on 21 January 2021.

Original Version


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