Production of Electricity from Bioenergy (Biomass, Biogas and Biofuels)
D - Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
Construction and operation of electricity generation facilities that produce electricity from Bioenergy
Climate Change Mitigation
Metric and threshold:
Production of electricity from biofuels shall be assessed in relation to the relative fossil fuel comparator set out in RED II. Facilities operating above 80% of GHG emissions-reduction in relation to the relative fossil fuel comparator set out in RED II increasing to 100% by 2050, are eligible. Facilities must use feedstocks which meet the criteria on the Manufacture of Biomass, Biogas and Biofuels.
This threshold will be reduced every 5 years in line with a net-zero CO2e in 2050 trajectory. Assets and activities must meet the threshold at the point in time when taxonomy approval is sought. For activities which go beyond 2050, it must be technically feasible to reach net-zero emissions. For Anaerobic Digestion of Biowaste and Sewage Sludge, refer to activities 5.5 and 5.3 respectively.
Any other anaerobic digestion of organic material (not covered under sections 5.3 and 5.5) is eligible provided that:
- methane leakage from relevant facilities (e.g. for biogas production and storage, energy generation, digestate storage) is controlled by a monitoring plan - the digestate produced is used as fertiliser/soil improver – directly or after composting or any other treatment