Sustainable fuels

The Swedish Energy Agency is the supervising authority for certain areas of Swedish legislation that concerns fuels, biofuels, and bioliquids. The legislation is based on two European directives, the Renewable Energy Directive and the Fuel Quality Directive. These directives are often referred to as the RED and the FQD respectively.

The directives have been transposed to Swedish legislation through Act (2010:598) concerning sustainability criteria for biofuels and bioliquids; and the Fuel Quality Act (2011:319).

Under the link "Sustainability criteria", you can find information regarding the general framework, presentations, and statutes related to the act on sustainability criteria.

The Fuel quality act contains fuel specifications and reporting requirements imposed on fuel suppliers concerning supplied volumes, greenhouse gas emissions, and the origin of fuels. We call this act by its full name, but it is often abbreviated DML for drivmedelslagen in Swedish.

Under the link "Fuel quality act", you can find short information regarding the general framework concerning those areas of this legislation that the Swedish Energy Agency is responsible for.

Sweden also utilises a greenhouse gas reduction mandate for gasoline and diesel which is implemented in the act on reduction of greenhouse gases from fuels by blending of biofuels in gasoline and diesel fuels (2017:1201). This act requires fuel suppliers to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions from the fuels that they supply by a certain percentage each year.


The unit for emission trading and fuels at the Swedish Energy Agency can be reached by sending an email to the address below.