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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. 

Biofuels(external link)

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.

Engine fuel quality(external link)