Biofuel is a generic term for fuels that can be produced from or are made up of a renewable material of plant or animal origin. Often they are substitutes or partial substitutes for fossil or mineral fuels.
In January 2021, the Government agreed in principle to implement a biofuels mandate.
The blend quality of petrol, diesel, ethanol, biodiesel and biofuel in New Zealand is governed by a set of regulations designed to protect consumers and the environment. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is responsible for administering the Engine Fuel Specifications Regulations 2011.