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Legal Update

CNPE Approves Increase of the Mandatory Percentage of Biodiesel to 10%

17 November 2017
Tauil & Chequer Legal Update

On November 9, 2017, during the 2nd extraordinary meeting held in 2017, the National Energy Policy Council ("CNPE") approved the percentage increase of the mandatory biodiesel addition to traditional diesel from 8% to 10%, effective as of March 1, 2018.

As anticipated in our legal update from April 8, 2016, Law No. 13,263/2016 provided that the percentage of the mandatory addition of biodiesel to traditional diesel would gradually increase, as follows: (i) from 7% to 8% until March 2017; (ii) from 8% to 9% until March 2018; and (iii) from 9% to 10% until March 2019.

However, instead of increasing from 8%  to 9% in March 2018, the CNPE decided to raise the percentage directly to 10% in order to expedite in one year the deadline established by Law No. 13,263/2016.

Such a measure meets the demands of the market and aims to encourage new investments in the sector.


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