Promotion in Belgium


Updated: 08.02.2019

Author: Stijn Anciaux

Summary of support schemes

  • Tax regulation mechanism (Défiscalisation des biocarburants): The Act of 10 June 2006 introduces a reduction of the excise rate for the rate of biofuels contained in petrol and diesel products and produced by production units authorised by the Belgian Government.
  • Tax regulation mechanism (Exemption d´accise pour l´huile de colza): Biofuel from rapeseed oil produced by a natural or legal person who directly sells its production to the end consumer without intermediary can be exempted from excise duty.
  • Biofuel quota (Law on blending obligation): The law obliges companies that sell gasoline E5 or E10 or diesel oil to satisfy a defined volume of sustainable biofuels within one calendar year.


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

Statutory provisions

    • Loi relative aux volumes nominaux minimaux de biocarburants durables / Wet houdende de minimale nominale volumes duurzame biobrandstoffen (Law of 17 July 2013 on minimum nominal volumes of sustainable biofuels)
    • Loi du 10 juin 2006 (Loi du 10 juin 2006 concernant les biocarburants / Wet betreffende de biobrandstoffen - Act of 10 June 2006 regarding biofuels).
    • Loi-Programme du 27 décembre 2004 (Loi-Programme du 27 décembre 2004 / Programmawet van 27 December 2004.- Framework legislation of 27 December 2004)
    • Arrêté royal du 10 mars 2006 (Arrêté royal du 10 mars 2006 en matière d´huile de colza utilisée comme carburant / Koninklijk besluit betreffende koolzaadolie gebruikt als motorbrandstof.- Royal decree regarding the use of rapeseed oil as biofuel)


    Further information

    • Service Public Fédéral Economie, P.M.E., Classes moyennes et Energie - Federal Public Service Economy, S.M.E.s, Self-employed and Energy
    • +32 227 751 11
    • SPF website
    • SPF Santé publique, Sécurité de la Chaine Alimentaire et Environnement / Federale Overheidsdienst Volksgezondheid, Veiligheid van de Voedselketen en Leefmilieu – Federal Public service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environnement
    • +32 25 24 90 90
    • SPF website
    • fonctionnaire-information(at)