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Law 1391-VI on Promotion of Biological Fuels Production and Use

legislation type Legislative
Passed in 2009
The main objectives of Law 1391-V are to:
- Save fossil fuels;
- Decrease dependency from energy imports;
- increase its energy security; and
- Decrease the negative impact on the environment caused by burning fossil fuels.
These four objectives will be achieved via promotion of biofuels.

The Law introduces a definition of biofuels and its types (bioethanol, biogas, biomass, biodiesel, etc.). Companies can engage in production and sale of biofuels. Biofuel types designed for sale as market products are subject to certification (except for products for own consumption). During the sale, the producer is obliged to present to the buyer documentation confirming the quality of the fuel. Production of bioethanol can be conducted by licensed entities of which the Cabinet of Ministers keeps a registry.


from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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