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Overview of biofuels obligations in the EU

2019 national biofuels policies

 

Minimum biofuels targets

 

Type

Minimum overall biofuel target (%)

 

Type

Reduction of GHG intensity of fuels (%)

 

Biofuels in petrol (%)

Biofuels in diesel (%)

Austria

3.4

6.3

Energy

5.75

Energy

-

Belgium

8.5

6.0

Volume

-

-

-

Bulgaria

8.0 →9.0[1]

6.0

Volume

-

-

-

Croatia

-

-

-

7.85

Energy

- 3

Cyprus

-

-

-

2.4

Energy

- 1

Czech Republic

4.1

6.0

Volume

-

-

- 3.5

Denmark

-

-

Energy

5.75

Energy

-

Estonia

-

-

-

3.1→ 6.4[2]

Energy

-

Finland

-

-

-

18.0

Energy

-

France

7.9

7.9

Energy

-

-

-

Germany

-

-

-

-

-

- 4

Greece

1

7.0

Volume

-

-

-

Hungary

-

-

-

6.4

Energy

-

Ireland

-

-

-

10

Volume

-

Italy

-

-

-

8.0/(0.8)[3]

Energy

-

Latvia

4.5-5[4]

4.5[5]

Volume

-

-

-

Lithuania

5.0

7.0

Volume

-

-

-

Luxembourg

-

-

-

5.85

Energy

-

Malta

-

-

-

9.5

Energy

- 4

Netherlands

-

-

-

12.5/(0.8)[6]

Energy

-

Poland

3.2

5.53[7]

Energy

8.0

Energy

-

Portugal

-

Volume

7.0

Volume

-

Romania

8.0

6.5

Volume

-

-

-

Slovakia

-

-

-

6.9/0.1[8]

Energy

- 3.8

Slovenia

-

-

-

7.5

Energy

- 5

Spain

-

-

-

7.0

Energy

-

Sweden

-

-

-

-

-

- 2.6 for petrol (E5)

- 20.0 for diesel

United Kingdom

-

-

-

8.5

Volume

-4%

[1]BG: 8% until February 2019, 9% as of March 2019

[2]EE: As of April 2019, no blending from November to May

[3]IT: Minimum advanced biofuel

[4]LV: For grade 95 only

[5]LV: At least 4.5% FAME or paraffinic diesel fuel of biological origin

[6]NL: Minimum advanced biofuel of at least 0.8% after double counting

[7]PL: 3.22% for Q1, 5.53% for Q2/Q3, 3.68% for Q4

[8]SK: Minimum advanced biofuel