Factsheet: Biofuels obligation scheme

Biofuels obligation scheme

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The National Oil Reserves Agency Act 2007 was amended by the Energy (Biofuel Obligation and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010, or simply Biofuels Obligation Scheme (BOS), which introduced the Part 5A - Biofuel Obligation - to the Act 2007. The BOS came into effect in 2010 and compelled fuel suppliers to include a certain percentage of biofuels in their annual fuel sales. In 2012 the rate of biofuel obligation were increased from 4% by volume to 6% by volume as of 1 January 2013. Biofuels have to meet the requirements defined in the European RES-Directive (section 44G(4) BOS). The biofuel sustainability criteria were regulated in Ireland through the S.I. 33 of 2013.
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Setting out a minimum share of biofuels

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