GHG Emissions Assessment of Biofuels Cultivation Stage in EU-27

G. Barberena, E. Otazu, D. Sánchez, B. Alonso & I. Echeverría
The 2009/28/EC Directive establishes in its Article 17 that raw materials cultivated inside or outside the EU­27 must fulfil different sustainability criteria. In order to assess the fulfilment of the first sustainability criterion, to ensure that GHG emissions saving from biofuels use, compared to the fossil fuel to be replaced, must be at least 35%, it has been developed a methodology for the calculation of different GHG emissions in biofuels production cultivation stage. The GHG...