Request for Public Comments on Draft Zambian Standards for the Production of Biofuels and Blending with Fossil Fuels

The Energy Regulation Board (ERB) is a statutory body responsible for regulating the energy sector and derives its mandate from the Energy Regulation Act No.12 of 2019.

The Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) is a statutory body established under an Act of Parliament, the Standards Act of 2017 for the development and promulgation of national standards for Zambia.

The ERB in consultation with ZABS and other stakeholders has developed the following Draft Zambian Standards:

  1. DZS 702: Automotive Biodiesel (B100) – Specification;
  2. DZS 706: Specification for Anhydrous Denatured Fuel Ethanol for Blending with Gasoline for use as Automotive Spark-Ignition Engine Fuel;
  3. DZS 867: Biodiesel Fuel Blends for Automotive Compression Ignition Engines – Specification;
  4. DZS 868: Anhydrous Ethanol Fuel Blends Quality Standard for Automotive Spark Ignition Engines – Specification;
  5. DZS 869: Blending and Handling Of Biofuels – Code of Practice;

This notice serves to invite interested and affected parties to submit comments on the above Draft Zambian Standards. Copies of the draft standards can be downloaded from the ERB website at DZS – Production of Biofuels and Blending with Fossil Fuels.

Comments on the draft standards should be submitted using the COMMENTS FORM to the Director General, ERB or the Director ZABS no later than Monday, 14th August, 2023.


For clarifications or details, please contact the Energy Regulation Board at:

Head Office
Plot No. 9330 Dan Pule Road, Mass Media
P. O. Box 37631
Tel: +260 211 258853
Copperbelt Office
Plot 332 Independence Avenue
P. O. Box 22281
Tel: +260 212 220944
Southern Region Office
P. O. Box 60292
Tel: +260 213 321562-3
Northern Region Office
Plot No. 2623, Lunzua Road
Tel: +260 977 104272

Toll-Free Line:    8484


or contact the Zambia Bureau of Standards at:

Head Office, Lechwe House Freedom Way – South End

P. O. Box 50259

Lusaka Tel: +260 211 231385