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The Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme Regulations 2018

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47.  In this Part—

“greenhouse gas criteria” means the criteria set out in Schedule 3;

“land criteria”, except in regulation 48(3)(a), means—

(a)

the criteria set out in Part 2 of Schedule 4 in relation to solid biomass which is wood or wholly derived from wood, except energy crops; or

(b)

the criteria set out in Part 3 of Schedule 4 in relation to other solid biomass including energy crops;

“permitted location” means a place—

(a)

in respect of which the participant has a right to harvest the solid biomass; and

(b)

which is no more than 50 miles from the plant in which the solid biomass is used;

“self-supplied” means—

(a)

obtained by or on behalf of the participant from a permitted location; or

(b)

waste wood which is obtained by or on behalf of the participant from the place where it first becomes waste;

“sustainable biogas” means—

(a)

biogas which—

(i)

meets the greenhouse gas criteria; and

(ii)

is made wholly from feedstock which is solid biomass which meets the land criteria;

(b)

biogas which is made wholly from feedstock which is waste;

(c)

biogas which consists of a combination of any of the biogas listed in paragraphs (a) and (b);

“sustainable biomethane” means biomethane which, save for ingredients which are added as part of the biomethane production process—

(a)

is made wholly from feedstock which is waste;

(b)

meets the greenhouse gas criteria and is made wholly from feedstock which is solid biomass which meets the land criteria; or

(c)

consists of a combination of any of the biomethane listed in paragraphs (a) and (b);

“sustainable solid biomass” means—

(a)

solid biomass which meets the greenhouse gas criteria and the land criteria;

(b)

solid biomass which is—

(i)

self-supplied;

(ii)

used in an accredited RHI installation with an installation capacity of less than 1MWth; and

(iii)

either—

(aa)

an approved sustainable fuel; or

(bb)

a fuel in respect of which the Secretary of State has made a declaration under regulation 51(5);

(c)

solid biomass which is waste, or is wholly derived from waste;

(d)

solid biomass which consists of a combination of any of the solid biomass listed in paragraphs (a) to (c).

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