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Directive 98/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the CouncilShow full title

Directive 98/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 1998 relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and amending Council Directive 93/12/EEC

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[F1 [F27. Annualised emissions from carbon stock changes caused by land-use change, e l , shall be calculated by dividing total emissions equally over 20 years. For the calculation of those emissions, the following rule shall be applied: U.K.

e l = (CS R – CS A ) × 3,664 × 1/20 × 1/P – e B , (1)

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e l

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annualised greenhouse gas emissions from carbon stock change due to land-use change (measured as mass (grams) of CO 2 -equivalent per unit biofuel energy (megajoules)). Cropland ’(2) and perennial cropland ’(3) shall be regarded as one land use;

CS R

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the carbon stock per unit area associated with the reference land-use (measured as mass (tonnes) of carbon per unit area, including both soil and vegetation). The reference land-use shall be the land-use in January 2008 or 20 years before the raw material was obtained, whichever was the later;

CS A

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the carbon stock per unit area associated with the actual land-use (measured as mass (tonnes) of carbon per unit area, including both soil and vegetation). In cases where the carbon stock accumulates over more than one year, the value attributed to CS A shall be the estimated stock per unit area after 20 years or when the crop reaches maturity, whichever is the earlier;

P

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the productivity of the crop (measured as biofuel energy per unit area per year) and

e B

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bonus of 29 gCO 2eq /MJ biofuel if biomass is obtained from restored degraded land under the conditions provided for in point 8.] ]

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