The ASN has just approved two new standards for biofuels

In Senegal, biofuel production is mainly intended for the national market. The use of biofuels could be a partial or total replacement for fossil fuels.

According to the provisions of Law 2010-22 of December 15, 2010 on the orientation of the biofuel sector: "for export, at least 50% of the local production of biofuels will be reserved primarily for the national market according to the law. And for this fact, the State ensures that information is provided to the public on the availability of biofuels, their accessibility and their characteristics. The import, production, export, transport, storage and distribution of biofuels will be monitored in a manner to be determined by decree.

In addition, national policies to promote the use of biofuels must encourage the free circulation of fuels that comply with the standards in force and are consistent with Community legislation on environmental protection.

To this end, the State of Senegal, through the Ministry in charge of energy and its operational arm, the National Agency for Renewable Energy (ANER), has initiated a standardization program for the biofuel production sector. As a result, two Senegalese standards on biodiesel (NS 09-053) and bioethanol (NS 09-054) have already been approved in September 2019 by the ASN under this program. In the same vein, the ASN/CT 09 "Chemistry and Chemical Engineering" standardization committee validated on September 23, 2020 two new draft standards on the blending of petroleum products with biofuels in order to strengthen the existing by laying a solid foundation to underpin national legislation.

These two standards have just been approved by the ASN Board of Directors as national standards and will soon be published in the Official Journal. These standards are :

NS 09-52: September 2021 - Blending of petroleum products with biofuels - Calculation of temperature conversion coefficients.
NS 09-053: September 2021 - Automotive fuel - Ethanol as a gasoline blendstock - Requirements and test methods
Ultimately, these two standards will allow manufacturers to control the level of quality and safety of biofuel blends that will be placed on the national market and it can also serve as a technical basis for the regulation of the biofuel sector at the national level.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021


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