Mineral transport fuels and biofuels, this includes the following:
2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude
2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals (other than crude) and preparations not elsewhere specified, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils
- Sustainable Biofuels Obligation: Final policy design (30 pages in English)
The Sustainable Biofuels Obligation: proposals for regulations (30 pages in English); (60 page(s), in English)
The Sustainable Biofuels Obligation will require importers and domestic producers of liquid transport fuels to reduce the emissions intensity of their fuel supply by a set percentage each year through the deployment of biofuels. Biofuels used to meet the Obligation will be assessed using a lifecycle emissions analysis methodology to determine their GHG emissions intensity.
The obligation will apply to all transport fuels, excluding domestic aviation fuel. An aviation-based obligation will be developed over a longer timeframe.
The Obligation is currently scheduled to enter into force from 1 April 2023. The timing of this proposed measure may be subject to change, in which case an addendum notification will be issued.
Only biofuels that are determined to be sustainable will be eligible under the Obligation. Methodologies to determine the sustainability of biofuels will be set out in supporting regulations. This could include the use of existing sustainability certifications schemes such as the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification Plus Standard.
Regulations may also place limits or restrictions on the extent to which an obligated party may meet their obligation by means of a particular type of biofuel, particularly with respect to feedstocks, to address issues of indirect land use change. The supporting regulatory framework will be developed in late 2022 and will provide further detail on the methodology for determining the sustainability of biofuels, and limits or restrictions on particular types of biofuels. An addendum notification will be issued once this detail is available.