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Phase-out of upstream emissions reductions in Germany's transport sector to strengthen biofuels

The German Ministry for the Environment has published a draft for a revision of the Ordinance 36 of the implementation of the Federal Emission Control Act (36. BImSchV). The ordinance is relevant to the GHG quota in the German transport sector. The GHG quota was seen as a driver for biomethane investments until dramatically declining prices in the last year changed the market dynamics, exacerbated by recent fraudulent behaviour.  

The present draft aims at stabilising the GHG quota system with two main measures: Phase-out of Upstream Emissions Reductions (UER) Increase in overall GHG ambition Previously, mineral oil companies could count upstream GHG emission reduction efforts ag...

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