E4tech, together with the Cerulogy, ICCT, Navigant, SCS Global Services and Wageningen University & Research are assisting the European Commission in evaluating biofuel feedstocks which could be added to Annex IX of the recast Renewable Energy Directive, also known as “RED II”. A stakeholder consultation to feed into the project was held from 14 April to 27th May, leading to over 400 responses.
Inputs to the consultation have been used to finalise the short list of feedstocks to be evaluated in greater detail in Task 2 and Task 3 of the project. A summary report of the first stakeholder consultation including the finalised short list is available here. This document summarises the process whereby feedstocks suggested during the first round were grouped in three distinct categories:
- Feedstocks shortlisted for further evaluation in Task 2 and Task 3 (i.e. they meet all three preliminary assessment criteria);
- Feedstocks not shortlisted (i.e. they do not meet one or more of our preliminary assessment criteria);
- Feedstocks for which a second round of consultation was deemed necessary to decide on whether they should be shortlisted or not.
The second round of consultation was open until the 4th of September, 2020. Results from the first and second rounds of stakeholder consultation were presented in a webinar on the 16th of September 2020. The webinar slides can be downloaded from here. If you have any questions, please contact Consultation-AnnexIX@e4tech.com