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Overview of biofuels obligations in the EU

2019-2020 national biofuels policies

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Country

Type

Minimum overall biofuel target (of which advanced) (%)

Biofuel in petrol (%)

Biofuel in diesel (%)

Reduction of GHG intensity of fuels (%)

2019

2020

2019

2020

2019

2020

2019

2020

Austria

Energy

5.75

5.75 (0.5)

3.4

3.4

6.3

6.3

-

-6

Belgium

Volume

-

-

8.5

-

6.0

-

-

-6

Belgium

Energy

-

8.5 (0.1)

-

6.5

-

6.5

-

-6

Bulgaria

Volume

-

-

9.0[1]

9.0

6.0 (1.0)[2]

6.0 (1.0)[2]

-

-6

Bulgaria

Energy

-

(0.05)

-

-

-

-

 

 

Croatia

Energy

7.85

8.81 (0.1)

-

-

-

-

-3

-6

Cyprus

Energy

2.5

(0.1)[3]

-

-

-

-

-1

-6

Czechia

Volume

-

-

4.1

4.1

6.0

6.0

-3.5

-6

Denmark

Energy

5.75

8.0[4] (0.9)

-

-

-

-

-

-6

Estonia

Energy

6.4[5]

10 (0.5)

-

-

-

-

-

-6

Finland

Energy

18

20 (0.5)

-

-

-

-

-

-6

France

Energy

-

- (0.6)

7.9

8.2

7.9

8.0

-

-6

Germany

Energy

-

- (0.5)

-

-

-

-

-4

-6

Greece

Energy

-

-

1

3.3[6]

-

-

-3

-6

Greece

Volume

-

- (0.2)

-

-

7.0

7.0

-3

-6

Hungary

Energy

6.4

8.2

-

-

-

-

-

-6

Ireland

Volume

10

11 (0.25)

-

-

-

-

-

-6

Italy

Energy

8.0 (0.8)

9.0 (0.9)

-

-

-

-

-

-6

Latvia

Volume

-

- (0.5)

4.5-5[7]

4.5-57

4.5

6.5-78

-

-6

Lithuania

Volume

-

- (0.5)

5.0

10.0

7.0[8]

7.09

-

-6

Luxembourg

Energy

5.85

- [9]

-

-

-

-

-

-6

Malta

Energy

9.5

10 (0.5)

-

-

-

-

-4

-6

Netherlands

Energy

12.5 (0.8[10])

16.5 (110)

-

-

-

-

-

-6

Poland

Energy

8.0

8.5 (0.1)

3.2

3.2

5.53 -3.68[11]

4.8

-

-6

Portugal

Volume

7.0

10[12] (0.5)

-

-

-

-

-

-6

Romania

Volume

-

-

8.0

 

6.5

 

-

-6

Slovakia

Energy

6.9 (0.1)

7.6 (0.5)

-

-

-

-

-3.8

-6

Slovenia

Energy

8.4

10.0 (0.5)

-

-

-

-

-5

-6

Spain

Energy

7.0

8.5 (0.1)

-

-

-

-

-

-6

Sweden

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Petrol: -2.6

Diesel -20.0

-4.2

-21

UK

Volume

8.5

9.75

-

-

-

-

-4

-6

[1] 8% until February 2019
[2] As of April 2019
[3] Review by end September
[4] To be confirmed
[5] 3.3% until March 2019, no blending from November to March
[6] Changes may be introduced after elections
[7] For grade 95 only
[8] With exemption in winter
[9] Min. overall biofuel target will be known at a later stage; advanced biofuels must represent 15% of the biofuels mix after double counting
[10] Minimum advanced biofuels after double counting
[11] 3.22% for Q1, 5.53% for Q2 and 3.68% for Q3
[12] Under discussion