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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