Law No. 42 – Guidelines for the national policy on biofuels and electric energy from biomass

This law establishes guidelines for the national policy on biofuels, electric energy from biomass and cogeneration. It seeks to improve health, boost agricultural output and productive jobs, improve the security of supply and ease local and foreign investment.

Chapter II charges the National Secretariat for Energy to define a national policy for the production, trade and use of biofuels and biomass (art. 3). The Secretariat will further be in charge of impulse and implement strategic plans on the issue (art. 6).

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