Biodiesel Laws and Incentives in Maine
The list below contains summaries of all Maine laws and incentives related to biodiesel.
Laws and Regulations
Alternative Fuel Tax Rates
Blended fuels that contain at least 10% gasoline or diesel are taxed at the full tax rates of gasoline ($0.30 per gallon) or diesel ($0.312 per gallon). Alternative fuel tax rates are as follows:
|E85||$0.30 per gallon|
|Biodiesel blends of up to 90%||$0.312 per gallon|
|Biodiesel blends of 90-100%||$0.287 per gallon|
|Propane||$0.219 per gallon|
|Compressed natural gas (CNG)||$0.243 per 100 cubic feet|
|Liquefied natural gas||$0.178 per gallon|
|Hydrogen||$0.07 per 100 cubic feet|
|Hydrogen CNG||$0.208 per 100 cubic feet|
For more information, see the Maine Revenue Services website.
(Reference Maine Revised Statutes Title 36, Section 3203)
Biodiesel-Blended Diesel Documentation Requirement
A person that sells or transfers a title to a biomass-based diesel or biodiesel blend for resale purposes must document the transfer. The document may be in the form of an invoice, bill of sale, or other written document, and must include the name of the transferor, transferee, date of transfer, volume in gallons of the product transferred, and the amount of biomass-based diesel contained in the product. The transfer document must be kept for a period of four years from the transfer date.
(Reference Maine Revised Statutes Title 10, Section 1663)
Provision for Establishment of Clean Fuel Vehicle Insurance Incentives
An insurer may credit or refund any portion of the premium charged for an insurance policy on a clean fuel vehicle in order to encourage its policyholders to use clean fuel vehicles, as long as insurance premiums on other vehicles are not increased to fund these credits or refunds. Clean fuels include, but are not limited to, natural gas, propane, hydrogen, alcohol fuels containing not less than 85% alcohol by volume, and electricity.
Biodiesel Fuel Tax Exemption
An individual that produces biodiesel for personal use or use by a member of their immediate family is exempt from the state fuel excise tax.
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