Promotion in Portugal

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Updated: 30.01.2017

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.

Technologies

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

Statutory provisions

  • DL 117/2010 (Decreto-lei 117/2010 de 25 de Outubro) on the sustainability criteria for biofuels and the incentives for using biofuels in the transport sector and its amending act DL 6/2012 (Decreto-lei 6/2012 de 17 de Janeiro).
  • Ordinance 41/2011 (Portaria 41/2011 de 19 de Janeiro) on the maximum selling price of biodiesel.
  • Ordinance 301/2011 (Portaria 301/2011 de 2 de Dezembro) on the compensation to be paid for each TdB (Título de Biocombustível) missing.
  • Ordinance 8/2012 (Portaria 8/2012 de 4 de Janeiro) 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 320-E/2011 de 30 de Dezembro) 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) 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).

Portugal

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)dgge.pt