National Policy on Biofuels India 2009

Name of policy National Policy on Biofuels
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country India
Region Asia


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Economic Instruments
    • Fiscal or financial incentives
      • Grants and subsidies
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Obligation schemes
    Sector name
    • Transport
      • Heavy duty vehicles
      • Light duty vehicles
    Policy description Executive. Indicative target of 20% blending of biofuels, by 2017, both for bio-diesel and bio-ethanol. Since October 2007, 5% blending of ethanol with petrol has been mandatory, increasing to 10% from October 2008.
    Policy type
    • Renewables
    • Nuclear or CCS or fuel switch2
    Policy stringency
    Implementation state Implemented
    Date of decision 2007
    Start date of implementation 2007
    End date of implementation
    High impact GHG reduction
    Impact indicator


    Source or references http://mnre.gov.in/file-manager/UserFiles/biofuel_policy.pdf
    Supports policies
    Is supported by policies
    Comments (background and assessment)
    Status Final

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