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Biofuel Ordinance 2012.

Type of law

The present Ordinance enforces the Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC. In particular, the Ordinance aims, inter alia, at reducing the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions. The text – consisting of 24 articles – deals with the following aspects: sphere of application, definition of concepts, specification of fuels, assessment, electricity from renewable energy sources, sustainability criteria, sustainability certificate, registration, recognition of certification systems, recognition of inspection organs, verification and control, reporting duty, compensation of fees, transitional provisions, entry into force and repeal and enforcement of EU law.
Long title of text
Ordinance by the Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, the Environment and Water Resources on fuel quality and the sustainable use of biofuels.
Date of text
The present Ordinance repeals the Fuel Ordinance 1999.
Serial Imprint
Bundesgesetzblatt für die Republik Österreich, Part II, No. 398, 3 December 2012,13 pp.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Verordnung des Bundesministers für Land- und Forstwirtschaft, Umwelt und Wasserwirtschaft über die Qualität von Kraftstoffen und die nachhaltige Verwendung von Biokraftstoffen (Kraftstoffverordnung 2012).