The Transport Biofuels Act

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The Transport Biofuels Act is a Dutch law mandating goals for usage of biofuels.

  • "From 1 January 2007 the stakeholders that supply petrol and diesel on the Dutch market must derive 2% (on an energy basis) of their turnover from biofuels. The Transport Biofuels Act (in Dutch), which legislates this requirement, has been published in the official Bulletin of Acts."
  • "The requirement to supply biofuels does not refer to blending bio-components with conventional fuels. This is a requirement at macro level. The so-called ‘permit holders of excise duty goods depots’, where petrol and diesel are stored before being put onto the Dutch market, are obliged to achieve a certain percentage of their turnover from biofuels. The amount of biofuel in petrol and diesel may vary per location and per timeframe. Pure biofuels also count towards this requirement, provided the necessary market share is achieved. This requirement can also be traded between the various suppliers."
  • "The percentage of biofuels increases gradually, reaching 5.75% in 2010. Part of this percentage (in 2007 the full 2%, increasing to 3% in 2010) also counts as part-percentage for the individual fuels (petrol and diesel), with the remainder being selected by the suppliers."
  • "The new Act allows for additional ministerial measures to be taken with respect to sustainability. In addition, categories of biofuels that do not meet minimum sustainability criteria may be excluded under ministerial regulations."[1]



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