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Overview of biofuels obligations in the EU

2020 national biofuels policies

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Country

Type

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

Biofuel in petrol (of which advanced) (%)

Biofuel in diesel (of which advanced) (%)

Reduction of GHG intensity of fuels (%)

Austria

Energy

5.75 (0.5)

3.4

6.3

-6

Belgium

Energy

9.6 (0.2)

6.5

6.5

-6

Bulgaria

Volume

-

9.0

6.0 (1.0)

-6

Bulgaria

Energy

(0.05)

-

-

-6

Croatia

Energy

8.81 (0.1)

-

-

-6

Cyprus

Energy

2.5 (0.1)

-

-

-6

Czechia

Volume

-

4.1

6.0

-6

Denmark

Energy

7.6 (0.14)

5

-

-6

Estonia

Energy

10 (0.5)

-

-

-6

Finland

Energy

20 (0.5)

-

-

-6

France

Energy

-

8.2 (0.7)

8.0

-6

Germany

Energy

- (0.5)

-

-

-6

Greece

Energy

-

5.0 [1]

-

-6

Greece

Volume

- (0.2)

-

7.0

-6

Hungary

Energy

8.2

6.2 [2]

-

-6

Ireland

Volume

11 (0.25)

-

-

-6

Italy

Energy

9.0 (0.9)

-

-

-6

Latvia

Volume

- (0.5)

9.5 - 10 [2]

6.5-7 [3]

-6

Lithuania

Volume

- (0.5)

10.0

7.0

-6

Luxembourg

Energy

7.7 [4]

-

-

-6

Malta

Energy

10 (0.5)

-

-

-6

Netherlands

Energy

16.5 (1 [5])

-

-

-6

Poland

Energy

8.5 (0.1)

3.2

4.9

-6

Portugal

Volume

10[1] (0.5)

-

-

-6

Romania

Volume

-

8.0

6.5

-6

Slovakia

Energy

7.6 (0.5)

-

-

-6

Slovenia

Energy

10.0 (0.5)

-

-

-6

Spain

Energy

8.5 [4] (0.1)

-

-

-6

Sweden

-

-

-

-

Petrol -4.2

Diesel -21

UK

Volume

9.75 [6]

-

-

-6

[1] Under discussion
[2] For 95 octane petrol
[3] With exemption in winter
[4] 7.7% before double counting- 9.7% after double counting. It can be lowered to 6 %. Advanced biofuels must represent at least 35% of the biofuels mix after double counting
[5] Incl. double counting
[6] Including the 0.15% sub-target for development fuels, which does not mirror Annex IX-A