There is a target for biofuels, determined as the biofuel energy content share calculated from the energy content of the total quantity of petrol and diesel fuel placed in the market. There are also targets for the minimum content of biofuels in each litre of a particular type of fuel (diesel and petrol). The minimum content of biofuels for the years 2011 to 2020 is established in Annex 1 to RES Act.
Subject to the obligation are only biofuels.
In § 2 par. 4 RES Act, "biofuel" is defined as
|Amount of quota and period of application|
The obligation to market fuel with biofuel content with a reference value calculated from the total energy content of the quantity of fuel marketed in the Slovak Republic is determined as follows for the years 2016 to 2020 (§ 14a par. 1 Letters a-j RES Act):
The minimum volume for biodiesel in diesel fuel in the years 2016 to 2020 is set as follows (Table No. 1 Annex No. 1 RES Act):
The minimum volume of biofuel in petrol in the years 2016 to 2020 is set as follows (Table No. 2 Annex No. 1 RES Act):
|Adjustment of quotas|
The targets for the period from 2011 to 2020 are prescribed by law and may be amended by law.
|Fees and penalty charges|
Non-fulfilment of obligations under the RES Actis subject to a fine imposed by the customs office.
Obligated party: A legal or natural person who (§ 14a par. 2 Letters a-d RES Act):
- releases excise fuel for consumption in Slovakia in accordance with Act No. 98/2004,
- transports fuel to Slovakia, outside the suspension of duty, for business purposes,
- transports fuel to Slovakia from third countries,
- markets fuel in a manner other than that described under a) to c).
The legal or natural person introducing biofuel blends on the market must have a certificate of origin providing evidence that the proportion or amount of biofuel has been produced in accordance with the sustainability criteria defined by Act No. 98/2004.
The obligated legal or natural person is required to submit a report on the compliance with the market fuel obligation to the Slovak customs office no later than on the 25th day after the end of the calendar quarter.
Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic
Distribution of costs
The costs are borne by the consumers.
The obliged companies pass on the costs arising from the quota obligation to the consumers by adding a surcharge to their fuel.