Norway: more advanced biofuel in aviation
From 1 January 2020, 0.5 per cent of aviation fuel sold in Norway will be advanced biofuels, and the regulatory changes will be introduced in the Product Regulation. Advanced biofuel is a climate-friendly fuel, which will contribute to reaching Norway's climate targets.
In 2018, Norwegian Environment Agency invited to a public consultation on behalf of the Ministry of Climate and Environment. Non-governmental organizations, industry actors, and government agencies provided inputs to the proposal. The majority of the actors were positive to the suggestion that the requirement had to be fulfilled with advanced biofuel instead of conventional biofuels. However, they believed that it would be too soon to introduce the requirement already on 1 January 2019. The Ministry of Climate and Environment followed this advice, and the regulation will therefore enter into force from 1 January 2020.