Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Biofuel Government Promotion policies: Ukraine



FGL-Energy, June 12, 2007

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on June 8 adopted the law "On the development
of biofuels production and consumption".

The Law defines the legal frameworks for biofuels production and
consumption in Ukraine and introduces relevant amendments into some
legislative acts in terms of tax privileges for development of biofuels

The Law states that by 2010 all transport in the Ukrainian cities with
the population of over 500,000 each, should use biological fuels as an
alternative to traditional ones. The provisions of the Law apply to nine
Ukrainian cities: Kyiv, Donetsk, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovs'k, Odesa,
Zaporizhya, Lviv, Kryviy Rih, and Mykolayv.

Moreover, it is planned to build 20 biodiesel plants with capacities of
5,000 – 100,000 tones/year in Ukraine by 2010.

The Law also provides for introduction of amendments into the law "On
State Budget of Ukraine for 2008", including compensation of 50%
interest rates of resident banks to Ukrainian investors for purchase of
equipment, and construction and modernization of biofuels plants.

The Law consists of 16 articles grouped into 6 chapters.

The 1st chapter of the Law defines terms and principles of the national
policy in the sphere of biofuels.

The 2nd chapter classifies biofuels, and defines characteristics of
biofuels producers and consumers.

The 3rd chapter provides for relevant measures for introduction of
mandatory rules of biofuels consumption, regulation of measures for
development of new types of biofuels, biofuels sector financing,
definition of norms of biofuels production, transportation and storing.

The 4th Chapter defines legislative norms regulating violations in the
biofuels industry.

The 5th and 6th Chapters provides for the conditions of international
cooperation in the biofuels sector.

The Final Provisions of the Law define the norms for production
incentives and recommend relevant amendments in taxation legislative
documents in terms of biofuels development in Ukraine.

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