Ireland announces 10% biofuel blending from January 1, 2019

April 23, 2018 |

In Ireland, Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Denis Naughten, T.D., has published a draft order increasing the biofuel obligation rate to 10% (by volume) from 1 January 2019.

The Minister also published a Policy Statement outlining the proposed future development of the Biofuels Obligation Scheme. The Policy Statement is intended to provide certainty to industry and stakeholders thus facilitating the longer term planning necessary to increase the use of biofuels.

In 2017, circa 225 million liters of biofuel was placed on the Irish market.

A public consultation on the proposed phased increases to the Biofuel Obligation Rate was held between December 2017 and January 2018.

The draft Order and Policy Statement are available on the Department’s website. Members of the public and interested stakeholders can submit their comments to the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment on the draft Order up to 18 May 2018.

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