LEGISLATIVE FRAMEWORK

In an effort to promote the use of biofuels in the transport sector in Europe, the European Union adopted the EU Directive 2003/30/EC. Under EU Directive 2003/30/EC Biofuels are any liquid or gaseous fuel for transport produced from biomass, where biomass is the biodegradable fraction of products, waste and residues from agriculture (including vegetal and animal substances), forestry and related industries activities as well as the biodegradable fraction of industrial and municipal waste.

According to the Directive itself in the category of biofuels within

Bioethanol,

biodiesel (fatty acid methyl ester)

biogas

biomethanol,

biodimethylether,

bio-ETBE (ethyl)

bio-MTBE (methyl)

synthetic biofuels (synthetic hydrocarbons or mixtures of synthetic hydrocarbons produced from biomass),

biohydrogen and the

pure plant oils.

The legislation also provides that Member States must ensure that a minimum proportion of biofuels and other renewable fuels is placed on their markets, a proportion for 2005 set at 2%, calculated on the basis of energy content, of all petrol and diesel diesel sold in markets for transport. This ratio should be increased to 5.75% by the end of 2010. Greece in the summer of 2005 incorporated the directive into national law.

GREEK LAW

 

LAW No. 4062/2012 Exploitation of former Greek Airport - SUN program - Promoting the use of energy from renewable sources (Directive 2009/28/EC Integration) - Sustainability criteria for biofuels and bioliquids (Integration Directive 2009/30/EC).

LAW No. 4042/2012 Criminal Protection of the environment - Compliance with Directive 2008/99/EC - Framework waste generation and management - Compliance with Directive 2008/98/EC - Setting matters of the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.

LAW No. 3769/2009 Application of the principle of equal treatment between men and women in access to goods and services and the supply of these and other provisions.

LAW No. 3734/2009 Promotion of Cogeneration two or more useful forms of energy regulation issues
relating to Mesochora Hydroelectric Project and other provisions.

LAW No. 3423/2005 Introduction to the Greek market of biofuels and other renewable fuels.

LAW No. 3054 (Official Gazette A'230 02/10/2002) Organisation of the oil market and other provisions.

Law No. 2960/2001 National Customs Code

 

EUROPEAN COMMUNITY DIRECTIVES

 

Council directive on amending Directive 2003/96/EC restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity.

DIRECTIVE 2009/28/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC.

DIRECTIVE 2009/30/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 23 April 2009 amending Directive 98/70/EC as regards the specification of petrol, diesel and gas-oil and introducing a mechanism to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

DIRECTIVE 2003/30/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 8 May 2003 Related to promote the use of biofuels or other renewable fuels for transport.

DIRECTIVE 2001/77/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 27 September 2001 on the promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in the internal electricity market

 

 

CONSULTATIONS

 

Public Consultation on Draft Technical Regulation on Biofuel: Technical instructions for storage and handling of biofuels refineries and storage facilities and handling of petroleum products

 

Public consultation the draft law "Transposition of Directive 2008/99/EC on the criminal protection of the environment and other provisions"


 

 

NATIONAL REPORTS / DISTRIBUTION CALLS/ ALLOCATIONS

 

2012

Amendment of No. D1/A/23603/21.10.2011
decision "Allocation for 2011 quantity
Tash 132,000 kiloliters of biodiesel, in accordance
accordance with the provisions of Article 15A paragraph 7
Law 3054/2002, as in force and withdrawal of No.
D1/A/17970/29.07.2011 Joint Ministerial Decision
(Government Gazette 1700) '(FEK B 2432/02.11.2011) and setting
issues of extending the period of distribution.

 

2011

Allocation for the year 2011 amount of 132,000 kilo-
liter biodiesel according to the di-
mischief of Article 15A paragraph 7 of Law 3054/2002,
as in the case of revocation No. D1 /
A/17970/29.7.2011 Joint Ministerial Decision
(Government Gazette 1700).

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

 

Allocation for the year 2011 amount of 132,000 kiloliters
biodiesel (withdrawn)

 

Composition of the Supervisory Committee monitoring the work of the Audit and evaluation of Section 15A of N. 3054/2002, as amended.

 

2010

Amendment of JMD YPEKA/_1/A/15555/04.08.2010 allocating year 2010 amount of 164,000 biodiesel kiloliters

 

Allocation for the year 2010 amount of 164,000 kiloliters
biodiesel

 

2009

Amendment of Joint Ministerial Decision for D1/A/25573/10.12.2009
biodiesel distribution for 2009

 

Allocation for the year 2009 182.000 kiloliters of biodiesel

 

Call for Participation in the distribution year 2009 182.000 kiloliters of biodiesel

 

National Report (2009) on the promotion of the use of biofuels for transport in Greece for the period 2005-2010

 

2008

Call for Participation in the distribution year 2008 123.000 kiloliters of biodiesel

 

National Report (2008) on the promotion of the use of biofuels for transport in Greece for the period 2005-2010