introducing compulsory quotas of biofuels
to be mixed with fossil fuels from the start of 2007. German oil
refineries will be required to have 2% biofuel in gasoline until 2009, and 4.4 percent biodiesel
. The blending quota for biodiesel was rumored
to be as high as 5.75 percent leading up to the announcement.
Refineries will be able to trade the quotas, so refineries that use more biofuels will be able to sell their surplus
quota to those that miss their targets. In parallel with the announcement of quotas, the German cabinet decided to end
special tax breaks for biodiesel, and slowly phase out subsidies on pure biodiesels.
[Source: Planet Ark]