Factsheet: Biofuel quota

Biofuel quota

Key Information


The national biofuels development plan (plan national de développement des biocarburants) has set a target of 10% of biofuels in the total fossil fuels production by 2015 (Art.4, Loi n° 2005-781). In order to reach this target, the quota of biofuels to be blended within conventional fuels is defined for each fuel type. In case companies releasing fuel for consumption do not respect the biofuels quota, they are submitted to a higher rate of the tax on polluting activities (TGAP) (Art. 266 quindecies, Code des Douanes).
Setting out a minimum share of biofuels.