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Bio-Fuel Quota Act.

Type of law

The present Act enforces, inter alia, the Directive 2003/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 8 Mau 2003 on the promotion of the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport. In particular, the Act introduces a biofule quota by amending, iner alia, the Energy Tax Act, the Electricity Tax Act, the Federal Immission Protection Act. Thus, the Act provides for minimum quotas for biodiesel and bioethanol in conventional motor fuel based in each case on energy content. Penalties are levied on the fuel company if it fails to meet these minimum blending rates. As from January 1, 2009 petrol is required to contain 2.8% bioethanol. In addition, the law prescribes total biofuel quotas for 2009 and 2010 of 5.25% and 6.25%, respectively. As from 2015, the biofuel quotas are no longer calculated on the basis of calorific value but on the basis of greenhouse gas reduction instead. The text consists of 5 articles.
Long title of text
Act introducing a biofuel quota by amending the Federal Immission Protection Act and energy tax provisions.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
The present Act enters into force on 1 January 2007.
Serial Imprint
Bundesgesetzblatt, Part I, No. 62, 21 December 2006, p. 3180-3188.
Source language


Legislation Amendment
Original title
Gesetz zur Einf hrung einer Biokraftstoffquote durch nderung des Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetzes und zur nderung energie- und stromsteuerrechtlicher Vorschriften (Biokraftstoffquotengesetz - BioKraftQuG).