South Africa to launch blending mandate at last in March 2019 : Biofuels Digest

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In South Africa, Creamer’s reports that after a decade of planning, the country is finally ready to implement its 2% blending mandate in March 2019 in an effort to provide a stable market for the burgeoning industry that hasn’t been able to get off the ground without regulated demand. The 2% mandate equates to only about 400,000 liters per year. Oil companies will be required to purchase minimum amounts of biofuel as part of the rule, while feedstocks will also be regulated to ensure there are no negative impacts on food security. Crops that are rain-fed will also be prioritized. The government is developing fuel standards to go along with the new policy.

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