Country Policy Summary
Canada Policy: Mandate
Federally, Canada mandates for the renewable content in gasoline and the distillate pool to be 5% and 2% respectively. Some provinces have set even higher blend rates, increasing the percentage of fuel that must be renewable content.  Canada’s renewable fuels industry domestically produces almost 1.8 billion litres of ethanol and more than 400 million litres of biodiesel annually.
America Policy: Mandate & TargetAmerica recently revised the targets for the Renewable Fuels Standard to be 65bn by 2016 and at least 136bn by 2020.  The volume break down for 2016 is set at 52.5bn litres of conventional ethanol and 6bn litres of Advanced biofuels (such as cane ethanol & cellulosic ethanol) and 6.8bl litres of biodiesel.
Argentina Policy: MandateBiodiesel 10% Content, Ethanol 5% content by volume
Brazil Policy: MandateEthanol Content in ULP 27%, Biodiesel – 7% cent, from July 2014.
Chile Policy: TargetE5 Ethanol and B2 Biodiesel
Columbia Policy: MandateEthanol content 10%.
Higher Blends of both Biodiesel and Ethanol (>10%) promoted from 2013.
Costa Rica Policy: MandateEthanol Content 7% by volume and B20 Biodiesel
Jamaica Policy: MandateEthanol content 12.5% by volume
Mexico Policy: MandateEthanol content 2%
Panama Policy: Mandate & TargetEthanol 2% Mandate with a 10% Target
Paraquay Policy: MandateEthanol content 25% by volume and B5 Biodiesel
Peru Policy: MandateEthanol content 8% by volume B2 Biodiesel. Expected to move to b5 biodiesel
Uruguay Policy: Mandate & TargetBiodiesel 2%
planned to increase to B5% in 2015 and Ethanol 10% target
Angola Policy: MandateEthanol 10% (vol)
Ethiopia Policy: MandateEthanol 5% content.
Kenya Policy: MandateEthanol 10% (Vol)
Malawi Policy: MandateEthanol 10% (vol)
Mozambique Policy: MandateEthanol 10%
Nigeria Policy: TargetEthanol 10 %
Biodiesel 20% (by 2020)
South Africa Policy: MandateMinimum concentration for biodiesel blending is 5% v/v.
For bio-ethanol blending minimum level is 2% v/v and maximum is 10% v/v. (Oct 2015)
Sudan Policy: MandateEthanol 5% (vol)
Uganda Policy: Mandate up to 20% Biofuel
Zambia Policy: TargetEthanol 10%, Biodiesel 5% (vol)
Zimbabwe Policy: MandateEthanol 15% (vol) Mandate (Supply dependent)
ALL Europe Policy: Mandate 5.75% current mandate.Mandate to move to 10% by 2020 (with a 6% cap for conventional biofuels) In September 2014, the European Parliament voted to cap first generation ethanol consumption at 6% of fuel demand by 2020 rather than the 10% originally mandated by the Renewable Energy Directive.
Austria Policy: MandateTotal Biofuel Content 5.75% by energy content (3.4% for ethanol content)
Belgium Policy: Mandate10% for Ethanol (vol)
Bulgaria Policy: MandateAs per EU directive
Cyprus Policy: MandateTotal biofuel content 2.5% by energy content
Croatia Policy: Mandate & TargetMandatory 2020 Goal is 8.85% Biofuel use.
2015 Targets 3% Biodiesel & 1% Bioethanol
Czech Republic Policy: MandateTotal biofuels market share 5.75% based on energy content.

Ethanol 4.1% by Volume. Biodiesel 6% by volume

Denmark Policy: MandateAs per EU directive
Target for 2015 6.4% BioDiesel & 4% Ethanol
Estonia Policy: MandateAs per EU directive
Finland Policy: MandateTotal biofuel content 6% by energy content (, obligation to distribute biofuels)
France Policy: Mandate7% biofuels market share by energy content. 7% for ethanol (vol)
Germany Policy: Mandate & TargetAs per EU Directive.
2015 Target is 4.1% Biodiesel & 2% Ethanol
Greece Policy: Mandate & TargetAs per EU Directive
Target for 2015 6.3% Biofuel
Hungary Policy: Mandate & TargetAs per EU Directive.
2015 Target is 2.9% Biodiesel & 2.2% Ethanol
Italy Policy: Mandate & TargetAs per EU Directive
Target for 2015 6.3% Biofuel
Ireland Policy: MandateTotal biofuel content 6% by energy content
Latvia Policy: Mandate5% mandate in place for both Biodiesel and Ethanol
Lithuania Policy: Mandate & Target2015 Target is 7% Biofuels
Luxembourg Policy: MandateBiofuel content 2% for both ethanol and biodiesel
Malta Policy: MandateTotal biofuel content 1.25% by energy content
Netherlands Policy: MandateMinimum 3.5% for ethanol (vol
Norway Policy: Mandate & TargetAs per EU Directive
2015 Biofuel Target is 7%
Mandates are in place for 5% Biodiesel and Ethanol
Poland Policy: MandateTotal biofuel content 8.4% by energy content
Portugal Policy: MandateBiodiesel 10% vol/vol, 5.5% for Ethanol (Vol)
Romania Policy: MandateAs per the EU directive
Mandates in place for 5% Biodiesel and Ethanol
Slovakia Policy: Mandate2015 Mandatory blends are 7.5% Biodiesel
4.5% Ethanol
Slovenia Policy: Mandate2015 Target 7.1% Biofuels
Spain Policy: Mandate2015 Target 9.3% Biofuels
Sweden Policy: MandateAs per the EU Directive
Turkey Policy: Mandate2% Ethanol content by January 1, 2013. increasing to 3% in 2014
UK Policy: Mandate & TargetAs per the EU Directive
2015 Target is 6.4% Biofuels
China Policy: Mandate & Target15% Biofuel content by 2020, 10% Ethanol content by 2020
India Policy: Mandate & TargetEthanol mandate 5% content. Proposed Biofuel mandate of 20% by 2020
Indonesia Policy: Mandate3% Ethanol Mandate and
10% Biodiesel Mandate in place
Fiji Policy: Mandate & Target5% Biodiesel and 10% Ethanol Target in place
Vietnam Policy: Mandate5% Ethanol Mandate
Japan Policy: Mandate & Target3% Bioethanol mandate, currently reviewing option to increase to 10%
Malaysia Policy: Mandate5% Biodiesel Mandate
Phillippines Policy: MandateMinimum ethanol content 10% total volume. B2 biodiesel (vol)
South korea Policy: Mandate2.5% biodiesel mandate effective August 2015
Thailand Policy: Mandate & TargetCurrently E10 mandated. Ehanol 20% compulsory in all ULP by 2016. Biodiesel 5% mandate and target 10% by 2012