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Detail

Area
Brazil
Commodity Group
Biofuels
Commodity
Biodiesel
Date
18/07/2018
Policy Category
Renewable energy
Policy Instrument
Biofuel policy
Description
Raised the allowed voluntary percentage of biodiesel mixture in regular diesel for certain groups of users, in a bid to expand domestic biodiesel consumption.
Notes
Striving to expand domestic biodiesel consumption, the Brazilian Government has raised the allowed voluntary percentage of biodiesel mixture in regular diesel for certain groups of users. Large consumers served by their own point of supply (such as carriers and transport companies) are now allowed admixture rates of up to 20 percent, whereas new rates of 30 percent have been set for agricultural, industrial and rail uses, and 100 percent for experimental and other special applications. The nation-wide mandatory blending rate for regular transport diesel remains unchanged at 10 percent.