Biofuel

In accordance with Cabinet Regulation No.332 of 26 September 2000 “Requirements for Conformity Assessment of Petrol and Diesel Fuel” the petrol of the category 95 RON can be sold in Latvia if the bioethanol content is 4,5-5% by volume of the total volume of petrol, and diesel (with the exception of Class 0,1, 2,3 and 4 diesel for use in artic and severe winter conditions) can be sold if the biodiesel content (obtained from rapeseed oil) is 4,5-5% by volume of the total quantity of product.
 

In accordance with Cabinet Regulation No.772 adopted 18 October 2005 "Regulations Regarding Requirements for Biofuel Quality, Conformity Assessment, Market Supervision and Procedures for Consumer Information" it is permitted to distribute the following biofuel to be used in internal combustion engines and such blends of biofuel with fossil fuel which comply with the requirements specified in these Regulations:
 

  • biodiesel (B100) obtained from rapeseed oil;
  • unleaded petrol to which dehydrated (alcohol strength by volume of at least 99.5%) bioethanol if the content of absolute ethanol is 4.5-5% by volume of the total petrol volume has been added (E5);
  • unleaded petrol to which dehydrated (alcohol strength by volume of at least 99.5%) bioethanol if the content of absolute ethanol is 9.5-10% by volume of the total petrol volume has been added (E10);
  • diesel fuel (gas oil) (including A, B, C, D, E, and F category diesel for use in temperate climatic conditions, in compliance with LVS EN 590 standard "Automotive fuels – Diesel – Requirements and test methods") to which biodiesel obtained from rapeseed oil in the amount of 4.5-5% by volume of the total quantity of the end product has been added (B5);
  • diesel fuel (gas oil) (including A, B, C, D, E, and F category diesel for use in temperate climatic conditions,) to which biodiesel obtained from rapeseed oil in the amount of 6.5-7% by volume of the total quantity of the end product has been added (B7);diesel fuel (gas oil) to which biodiesel obtained from rapeseed oil in the amount of 30-30.5% by volume of the total volume of end product has been added (B30);
  • pure rapeseed oil and other unrefined or refined plant oils extracted from oil plants which can be used as fuel in special combustion engines (AE100);
  • unleaded petrol to which dehydrated (alcohol strength by volume of at least 99.5%) bioethanol if the content of the absolute ethanol is 70-85% by volume of the total petrol volume has been added (E85);
     

biogas – a gas that is produced from biomass and/or from the biodegradable fraction of waste and that can be purified to quality equal to natural gas.

Last update:    12-12-2014