Regulations Regarding the Mandatory Blending of Bio-fuels with Petrol and Diesel (Government Notice No. R. 671)

Source: International Energy Agency
Last updated: 25 February 2023

The regulation sets out the requirements and conditions for the mandatory blending of bioethanol and biodiesel with petrol and diesel respectively that may be sold in the Republic of South Africa. It lists:

  • A minimum concentration for biodiesel blending of 5% v/v. 
  • For bio-ethanol blending, a minimum level of 2% v/v and a maximum level of 10% v/v.

The above requirements came into effect in 2015.

In 2020, this regulation was ammended to include 2nd-generation biofuels (from crop and forest residues) and 3rd-generation biofuels (derived from algae). 

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