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Cabinet plans higher use of bio fuels, supports more research

A report presented to the Cabinet on July 4 states that Slovakia was the first country among the Visegrad Group (the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia) that actually produces and sells diesel and petrol with bio-components.

The proportion of bio fuels to the total amount of diesel or petrol on the market must be at least two percent, which was already achieved in the first quarter of this year. This share was 2.18 percent in December 2006
but, on a cumulative basis, the Slovak Republic did not meet its commitment during the eight moths of last year, according to the report on bio component use in motor fuels for 2006, which the Cabinet adopted on July 4.

The EU set for its member states a minimum target of ten percent share of biofuels in total consumption of petrol and diesel by 2020. This share is currently 2 percent in Slovakia and, from January 1, 2010, it should go
up to 5.75 percent.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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