Regulatory framework for biofuels

European Scope

Promotion of use and sustainability:

Directive (EU) 2015/1513 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 September 2015 amending Directive 98/70/EC, on the quality of gasoline and diesel, and Directive 2009/28/EC, on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. 

Directive 2009/28/ECof European Parliament and of the Board, of 23 April 2009, on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC.

Technical specifications:

Directive (EU) 2015/1513 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 September 2015 amending Directive 98/70/EC, on the quality of gasoline and diesel, and Directive 2009/28/EC, on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources.

Directive (EU) 2015/652 of the Council, of 20 April 2015, establishing calculation methods and notification requirements in accordance with Directive 98/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relative to the quality of gasoline and diesel.

Directive 2009/30/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, of 23 April 2009, amending Directive 98/70/EC in relation to the specifications of gasoline, diesel and gas oil, introducing a mechanism to control and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, modifying Council Directive 1999/32/EC in relation to the specifications of the fuel used by inland waterway vessels and repealing Directive 93/12/EC.

Taxation:

Directive 2003/96/EC, of 27 October 2003, restructuring the Community regime for the taxation of energy products and electricity.

Commercial aspects:

Reglamento de Ejecución (UE) 2019/2092 de la Comisión de 28 de noviembre de 2019 por el que se impone un derecho compensatorio definitivo a las importaciones de biodiésel originario de Indonesia

Reglamento de Ejecución (UE) 2019/244 de la Comisión, de 11 de febrero de 2019, por el que se impone un derecho compensatorio definitivo a las importaciones de biodiésel originario de Argentina

Decisión de Ejecución (UE) 2019/245 de la Comisión, de 11 de febrero de 2019, por la que se aceptan ofertas de compromiso a raíz de la imposición de derechos compensatorios definitivos sobre las importaciones de biodiésel originario de Argentina

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1518of 14 September 2015 imposing a definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of biodiesel originating in the United States of America following an expiry review pursuant to article 11, paragraph 2, of Council Regulation (EC) No 1225/2009.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1519 of 14 September 2015 imposing a definitive compensatory duty on imports of biodiesel originating in the United States of America following an expiry review pursuant to article 18 of Council Regulation (EC) No 597/2009.  

 

Spanish Scope

Development of the sector:

Law 34/1998, of 7 October, of the Hydrocarbon Sector. Modified through Law 12/2007, of 2 July.

Technical specifications:

Royal Decree 61/2006, of 31 January establishing the specifications for petrol, diesel, fuel oils and liquefied petroleum gases and regulating the use of certain biofuels. Modified through Royal Decree 1088/2010, of 3 September.

Taxation:

Law 38/1992, of 28 December, of Special Taxes. Amended by Law 53/2002, of 30 December, on Fiscal, Administrative and Social Order Measures and amended by Law 22/2005 of 18 November, by which are incorporated into the Spanish legal order various European Community directives on taxation of energy products and electricity and the common tax regime applicable to parent companies and subsidiaries of different member states, and regulating the tax regime of cross-border contributions to pension funds in the scope of the European Union. Modified by Law 2/2012, of 29 June, of the General State Budgets for the year 2012. Modified through Law 15/2012, of 27 December, on fiscal measures for energy sustainability.

Royal Decree 1165/1995, of 7 July, which approves the Regulation of Special Taxes. Modified through Royal Decree 1739/2003, of 19 December, by which the Regulation of Special Taxes is modified, approved by Royal Decree 1165/1995, of 7 July, and Royal Decree 3485/2000 of 29 December. Modified through Royal Decree 774/2006, of 23 June.  Modified through Royal Decree 191/2010, of 26 February. Modified through Royal Decree 1715/2012, of 28 December, by which the Regulation of Special Taxes is modified, approved by Royal Decree 1165/1995, of 7 July, and other provisions are introduced in relation to the fiscal environment. Modified through Real Decree 1041/2013, of 27 December, by which the Regulation of Special Taxes is modified, approved by Royal Decree 1165/1995, of 7 July, and other provisions are introduced in relation to the Special Taxes of manufacture and the Tax on the value of the production of electrical energy.

Obligation of use:

Resolución de 11 de marzo de 2019, de la Secretaría de Estado de Energía, por la que se incluye el biopropano en el anexo de la Orden ITC/2877/2008, de 9 de octubre, por la que se establece un mecanismo de fomento del uso de biocarburantes y otros combustibles renovables con fines de transporte.

Real Decreto 235/2018, de 27 de abril, por el que se establecen métodos de cálculo y requisitos de información en relación con la intensidad de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero de los combustibles y la energía en el transporte; se modifica el Real Decreto 1597/2011, de 4 de noviembre, por el que se regulan los criterios de sostenibilidad de los biocarburantes y biolíquidos, el Sistema Nacional de Verificación de la Sostenibilidad y el doble valor de algunos biocarburantes a efectos de su cómputo; y se establece un objetivo indicativo de venta o consumo de biocarburantes avanzados.

Circular 1/2019, of 13 March of the National Commission of Markets and Competition, which regulates the management of the mechanism to promote the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport purposes.

Royal Decree 1085/2015, of 4 December, on promotion of Biofuels.

Order IET/2786/2015 of 17 December, modifying Order ITC/2877/2008 of 9 October which establishes a mechanism to promote the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport purposes.

Resolution of 27 December 2013, of the Secretary of State for Energy updating the annex of Order ITC/2877/2008 of 9 October, which establishes a mechanism to promote the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport purposes.

Ministerial Order ITC/2877/2008, of 9 October which establishes a mechanism to promote the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport purposes.

Law 12/2007of 2 July, modifying the Hydrocarbon Sector Law.

 

Sustainability:

Orden TEC/1420/2018, de 27 de diciembre, por la que se desarrollan los aspectos de detalle del Sistema Nacional de Verificación de la Sostenibilidad y de la emisión del informe de verificación de la sostenibilidad regulados en el Real Decreto 1597/2011, de 4 de noviembre, por el que se regulan los criterios de sostenibilidad de los biocarburantes y biolíquidos, el Sistema Nacional de Verificación de la Sostenibilidad y el doble valor de algunos biocarburantes a efectos de su cómputo.

Real Decreto 235/2018, de 27 de abril, por el que se establecen métodos de cálculo y requisitos de información en relación con la intensidad de las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero de los combustibles y la energía en el transporte; se modifica el Real Decreto 1597/2011, de 4 de noviembre, por el que se regulan los criterios de sostenibilidad de los biocarburantes y biolíquidos, el Sistema Nacional de Verificación de la Sostenibilidad y el doble valor de algunos biocarburantes a efectos de su cómputo; y se establece un objetivo indicativo de venta o consumo de biocarburantes avanzados.

Circular 1/2019, of 13 March of the National Commission of Markets and Competition, which regulates the management of the mechanism to promote the use of biofuels and other renewable fuels for transport purposes.

Royal Decree 1597/2011, of 4 November, which regulates the sustainability criteria of biofuels and bioliquids, the National System of Verification of Sustainability and the double value of some biofuels to the effects of its computation.

 

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