FQD

The 1998 Fuel Quality Directive, aimed at protecting EU citizens and their environment, sets the specifications for petrol, diesel and gasoil used in cars, trucks and other vehicles. It was revised in 2009 to include a requirement for fuel suppliers to reduce the greenhouse gas intensity of energy supplied for road transport. In addition, it also established sustainability criteria for biofuels that must be met to count towards the greenhouse gas intensity reduction obligation.