National Biofuels Policy and Strategy
The document adopts an Action Plan, identifying specific measures to be taken in the first five years following the entry into force of the Policy/Strategy. The Plan calls for the institution and is the foundation of the National Programme for the Development of the Biofuels Purchase Programme and the Biofuels National Commission.
A calendar for the gradual implementation of the Biofuel Policy and Strategy is also defined, consisting of three phases. The 'pilot phase' extends from 2012-2015 establishes a fuel blending mandate of 10% for bioethanol and 3% for biodiesel and foresees the first acquisitions of biofuels from national suppliers, on a small scale. The 'operational phase' (2016-2020) consists of the consolidation of activities within the sector, increasing the fuel blending mandate to 15% bioethanol and 7.5% biodiesel. Finally, the 'expansion phase' expects to develop independent distribution networks for fuels with a high percentage of ethanol, and purely for biofuels and further expands the blending mandate to 20% bioethanol and 10% biodiesel blending.
The document includes a budget for defining the allocation of resources for specific projects from 2009-2013.