Brazil increases mandatory biodiesel blend in diesel to 12%
In Brazil, Agência Nacional do Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis (ANP) has announced that the mandatory blend percentage of biodiesel has been increased by 1 percent, from 11 percent to 12 percent effective as of March 1, 2020. The increase is as established by Resolution CNPE nº 16, of October 29, 2018, and Dispatch ANP nº 621, of August 6, 2019. The maximum percentage, established by these standards, remains at 15 percent.
According to the schedule determined in the resolution, the minimum biodiesel content in diesel fuel will be increased by 1 percent each year, until reaching the limit of 15 percent on March 1, 2023. The first authorized increase occurred in September 2019, when the minimum percentage went from 10 percent to 11 percent.
The stations that have diesel with 11 percent of biodiesel purchased before March 1, 2020, will be able to continue selling the product until the end of stocks.