National Oil Reserves Agency (Advanced Biofuel Obligation Rate) Order 2022
Jurisdiction: Republic of Ireland
Commencement: 1st January 2023
Amends: Energy (Biofuel Obligation and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010 (Act 11 of 2010) and associated orders
On the 1st July 2010, the National Oil Reserves Agency (NORA) commenced its administration of Ireland’s Biofuel Obligation Scheme upon the introduction of the Energy (Biofuel Obligation and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2010. The Act was introduced to give effect to the provisions of the Council Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources.
The Biofuels Obligation Scheme (BOS) places an obligation on suppliers of mineral oil to ensure that 16.985% (by volume) of the motor fuels (generally Gasoline and Motor Diesel) they place on the market in Ireland is produced from renewable sources, e.g. Ethanol and Biodiesel. The obligation was increased from 1st January 2023; it was previously 14.942%. Under the terms of the National Oil Reserves Agency Act 2007 (Returns and Biofuel Levy) Regulations 2010 (SI 356/2010), a Biofuel Levy of 2 cents per litre is payable on the sales of all Biofuels into the market with effect from the 1st July 2010.
Within the National Oil Reserves Agency (Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation Rate) Order 2022 ( see previous amendment), which requires suppliers of mineral oil to ensure that 16.985% (by volume) of motor fuel they place on the market is produced from renewable sources, the contribution from advanced biofuels* and biogas** is set to 0.300%.
*Advanced biofuels means biofuels that are produced from the feedstock listed here.
**Biogas means gaseous fuels produced from biomass.
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