wijziging Regeling energie vervoer ivm UER's en scheepvaart 2021
Greenergy Fuels Ltd (Mr B Hartland)
25 november 2020
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Greenergy Fuels Ltd are a Biodiesel Producer and fuel supplier. We are disappointed to hear of this proposal to recarbonise the shipping sector by removing the reward to blend biofuels into marine fuel to reduce carbon emissions. The RED II is introducing increasingly aggressive targets to reduce emissions in the transport sector. The European Parliament recently voted to increase the total GHG reduction target to 60% by 2030. This is another reason why we need to support biofuel blending into those harder to decarbonsise sectors, marine being one.
The existing policies should be amended to allow the continued use of Biodiesel. On that basis we propose: 1. A separate mandate for inland shipping as this counts both towards FQD and RED (and a future FQD will include maritime): The Netherlands should not destroy its pioneer status. It’s important that the Dutch policy continues to be world leading in this sector.
2. Adopt B10 in the Netherlands, which will allow higher blending of the cheaper diesel replacements on the road: if not early 2021, spring or summer of 2021 are realistic for implementation (in accordance with guidance in FQD and the intention of DG CLIMA) In addition, NL governmental and municipality bodies could commit to use B10 or higher blends in the inland vessels they operate.
In the unfortunate case that the political leadership will decide to stop the opt-in in 2021, we would like to propose a ‘sector agreement’ as damage control. This agreement could entail a defined volume for 2021 that could be used for creating tickets for supplies to the international maritime sector, while preventing negative impacts on the FQD-targets. This could be worked out on basis of monthly/quarterly allocations or voluntary auction.
It makes more sense to adjust national legislation to allow for marine blending rather than preventing it.