We inform you about the updates relating to the implementation of RED II in the Italian national scheme of biofuels and bioliquids. Specifically, we provide some clarifications regarding the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels, bioliquids, and biofuels from biomass.
All economic operators will have to provide actual values or use the new standard values for greenhouse gas emissions. The new standard values of the Legislative Decree n. 199/2021, which implements the EU Directive 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED II) in Italy, replace the standard values included in the Ministerial Decree 14.11.2019.
The values of the FFC (fuel fossil comparator) for the calculation of GHG saving and the minimum thresholds of the same for the verification of sustainability have changed, and in this regard, the economic operators are required to adopt the new FFC values without waiting for the amendment decree of the DM 14/11/2019.
It should be noted that, for the chains of bioliquid used for the production of electricity, the FFC value is no longer expressed in gCO2 / MJ of fuel but in electrical gCO2 / MJ. Therefore, it is necessary for the calculation of the final GHG saving to also know the electrical efficiency of the end user’s motor.
For tabulated standard GHG values
Concerning the adoption of the new standard GHG values tabulated in Legislative Decree no. 199/2021, these now replace the standard values included in the Ministerial Decree 14/11/2019. In this regard, it should be noted that new supply chains and the related disaggregated data have been included.
The already operational biomethane plants will be able to continue to use the tables contained in the DM 14/11/2019, pending the revision of the technical standard UNI TS 11567: 2020 expressly cited in the DM 14/11/19 as an operational reference, making use of the exception provided for in Article 11, paragraph 5, of Legislative Decree 199/2021.
These provisions, promoted by Legislative Decree No. 199, will be applied to the company and requested from its suppliers starting from 15/06/2022. Different values and parameters other than those required by RED II will not be accepted.
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