Promotion in Germany


Updated: 20.02.2017

Author: Silvia-Lucretia Nicola

Means of support

Summary of support schemes

Greenhouse gas reduction quota. The biofuel quota has been replaced as of January 2015 by a greenhouse reduction quota. Beginning with 2015, emissions have to be reduced by 3.5%, from 2017 by 4% and beyond 2020 by 6%.


The greenhouse gas reduction quota applies so far to biofuels only. Nevertheless, elaborating the conditions under which electricity and hydrogen could also qualify as eligible technologies under the greenhouse gas reduction quota is still a work in progress. 

Statutory provisions

  • EnergieStG
  • BiomasseV
  • Biokraft-NachV
  • BimSchG


Further information