Portugal

Decree-Law 64/2017 on biomass plants as amended by Decree-Law 120/2019

Executive
Decree Law
Passed in 2017
The Decree puts in place a new legal regime for the implementation and running of biomass plants by municipalities and their eventual subsidiaries. The biomass included can originate from agriculture, from energy crops, or be residual forest biomass. The overall limit of this new regime is limited to 60 MW, with a maximum of 15 MW per plant. Successful projects must consider proximity to fire risk zones, connection to the grid, its proximity to other projects using biomass, and its potential developments.

The Decree was amended by Decree 120/2019 to change the special and extraordinary regime for the installation and operation of new biomass recovery plants. 

Documents
from the Grantham Research Institute
from the Grantham Research Institute
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