Factsheet: sustainability criteria for biofuels and bioliquids

sustainability criteria for biofuels and bioliquids

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The act contains sustainability criteria for biofuels and bioliquids. The act concern renewable energy sources only. § 1 This Act implements certain provisions of the European Parliament and Council Directive 2009/28 / EC of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC. The Act contains provisions on the criteria that biofuels and liquid biofuels must meet to energy from these types of energy to get considered for the purpose specified in § 3, first paragraph (sustainability criteria). To biofuels or bioliquids are to be considered as sustainable, the use of these fuels result in a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 35 percent of relative to the emissions of fossil fuels instead had used. The decrease will occur concerns the emissions occurs during the production chain. For biofuels and bioliquids shall be construed as sustainability, the use of these fuels from 1 January 2017 entail a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent relative to the emissions of fossil fuels instead had been used. For biofuels and bioliquids produced in plants that were operational on 1 January 2017 or later to be considered sustainable, the use of these fuels from 1 January 2018 entail a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 60 percent of relative to the emissions of fossil fuels instead had used. The Government or the authority that the government may issue further regulations on the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to be calculated. The Act (2011: 1065).
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