Last decades have seen the European Union ever more concerned about the sustainability issue, especially regarding internal energy policies.
In the energy industry, since 2009, the Renewable Energy Directive requires 20% of the energy consumed within the European Union to be renewable. To achieve this objective, a major role is played by renewable raw materials and their use in the production of biofuels for transports and bioliquids for electricity and heating, as an alternative to fossil fuels.
Only biofuels and bioliquids that comply with Directive 2009/28/EC criteria can access governance support programs or count towards each member state mandatory emission reduction target.
A strict control over the whole supply chain is of uttermost importance in order to fulfill such requirements: full and detailed traceability of raw materials, products, byproducts, finished products and wastes is key to ensure that a real saving of CO2 emissions was achieved.
Alongside traceability of the supply chain, indirect land-use change for biofuel production must be avoided, in order not to negate the benefits of increasing biofuels use. To this end, since 2015, the ILUC (Indirect Land Use Change) directive 2015/1513 officially included the provisional mean values of the estimated indirect land-use change emissions from biofuels traded, between the information to be sent to the Member States annually, increasing their relevance in the oil & gas industry.
With a deep knowledge of this ever-changing context, Etacarinae services can guarantee the complete sustainability of its customer’s business and full compliance with current regulations.