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Risk Level

Yellow
Existence of indications of possible problems that could significantly affect the oil sector. The probability of becoming a real threat is low, but there must be continuous monitoring of the situation.

Causes:
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, ENSE is monitoring the normal functioning of the national oil sector.

Activity Description

Department of Biofuels

The BD is responsible for:

  • Supervise compliance with the rules for promoting the use of biofuels;
  • Monitoring compliance with the obligations of biofuel producers and developers;
  • Proceed with the issuance and cancellation of biotickets, under the legal terms;
  • Take samples of biofuels in the context of quality control programs;
  • Prepare and carry out monitoring and control actions on biofuels;
  • Monitor the mandatory national incorporation goals in road fuels, on a quarterly basis.

Goals and incorporation obligations

Every month, ENSE provides the physical percentage of biofuels’ incorporation and TDBs transacted by economic operators.

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TdB Market

From 17th september of 2015, ENSE is responsible for the creation and supervision of a market for Biofuel Titles (TdB).

Biofuels prices

Every month, ENSE makes available the average practiced price (€/m3) of FAME in Portugal and Europe.

Biotickets

From September 2018, ENSE issues the biotickets based on the monthly information sent by ECS (LNEG).

Raw materials used in the production of biofuel

ENSE provides the history of the raw materials used in the production of biodiesel (FAME) by the national producers (2015-2017).