Promotion in Portugal


Updated: 06.02.2019

Author: Moïra Jimeno

Summary of support schemes

    • Tax regulation mechanism: Small producers of biofuels benefit from a total exemption of the Petrol Product Tax (ISP).
    • Biofuel quota: Companies supplying fuels for consumption shall incorporate a certain percentage of biofuels in the fuels they supply to the market from 2011 to 2020.


        The tax regulation mechanism and the quota mechanism apply to biofuels only. 

        Statutory provisions

        • DL 117/2010 (Decreto-Lei n.° 117/2010 de 25 de Outubro - Decree-law No. 117/2010 of 25 October) on the sustainability criteria for biofuels and the incentives for using biofuels in the transport sector and its amending acts DL 6/2012 (Decreto-Lei n.° 6/2012 de 17 de Janeiro - Decree-law No. 6/2012 of 17 January) and DL 224/2012 (Decreto-Lei n.° 224/2012 de 16 de Outubro - Decree-law No. 224/2012 of 16 October).
        • DL 73/2010 (Decreto-Lei n.° 73/2010 de 21 de Junho - Decree-law No. 73/2010 of 21 June), on the Code of Special Taxes for Consumption.
        • Ordinance 41/2011 (Portaria n.° 41/2011 de 19 de Janeiro - Ordinance No. 41/2011 of 19 January) on the maximum selling price of biodiesel.
        • Ordinance 301/2011 (Portaria n.° 301/2011 de 2 de Dezembro - Ordinance No. 301/2011 of 2 December) on the compensation to be paid for each TdB (Título de Biocombustível) missing.
        • Ordinance 8/2012 (Portaria n.° 8/2012 de 4 de Janeiro - Ordinance No. 8/2012 of 4 January) on the functions of the Sustainability Criteria Compliance Coordination Entity (ECS) within the National Laboratory for Energy and Geology (LNEG).
        • Ordinance 320-E/2011 (Portaria n.° 320-E/2011 de 30 de Dezembro - Ordinance No. 320-E/2011 of 30 December) on the procedures for the recognition of the Dedicated Small Producer of biofuel (PPD) and the application of tax exemption (ISP).
        • DL 69/2016 (Decreto-Lei n.º 69/2016 de 3 de Novembro – Decree-law 69/2016 of 3 November) on the new procedures for the submission of the TdB (Título de Biocombustível) and the role of the National Entity for the Fuels Market (ENMC).


        Further information

        • Ministério da Economia, da Inovação e do Desenvolvimento. Direcção Geral de Energia e Geologia (DGEG) – Directorate General for Energy and Geology at the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Development
        • +351 217 922 782
        • DGEG website
        • Racionalizacao.Energia(at)