Participants - Energy for Transport

Companies that supply fuels to the Dutch transport market are subject to obligations pursuant to the Energy for Transport legislation. Companies that deliver renewable energy (such as biofuels) to the Dutch transport sector can voluntarily claim those deliveries to create renewable energy units (HBEs: hernieuwbare brandstofeenheden) pursuant to these regulations.

Energy for Transport companies – obligation

Companies that deliver fuel to the Dutch transport market fall under the Energy for Transport legislation and are thereby subject to obligations.

These are:

  • Holders of an Excise Warehouse License for mineral oils,
  • Holders of a Registered Consignee Permit for mineral oils,
  • Importers under excise payment, as defined in the Excise Duty Act (Wet op de accijns), who have delivered fuels to the Dutch transport sector.

The obligation to register the fuel deliveries applies to the fuels below which are supplied to the Dutch transport market:

  • Petrol (including bio-components)
  • Diesel (including bio-components)
  • All liquid and gaseous biofuels
  • Liquefied petroleum gas (LPG)
  • Liquefied natural gas (LNG)
  • Compressed natural gas (CNG)

To the following transport destinations:

  • Road vehicles
  • Rail vehicles
  • Non-road mobile machinery
  • Agricultural and forestry tractors
  • Recreational craft when not at sea

The annual obligation and obligation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (in 2020) is determined based on the reported deliveries of petrol and diesel (including bio-components).

Companies  must comply with their obligations through the Energy for Transport Registry (REV: Register Energie voor Vervoer).

Companies that deliver less than 500,000 litres/kg/ Nm3 of fuels to the Dutch transport market are exempt from the obligations.

See also:  Obligations - Energy for Transport

Energy for Transport participants – voluntary

The Energy for Transport system recognises two types of voluntary participants: Companies that claim delivery of renewable energy and Companies that trade renewable energy units (HBEs: hernieuwbare brandstofeenheden).

Companies that claim delivery of renewable energy

Companies can voluntarily claim delivery of renewable energy if they deliver liquid biofuels, liquid renewable fuels, gaseous biofuels and/or electricity to the Dutch transport sector. They do this in their account in the Energy for Transport Registry (REV: Register Energie voor Vervoer) thereby creating HBEs. They can then trade the HBEs in the REV.

The following companies  are allowed to claim deliveries of liquid biofuels and liquid renewable biofuels:

  • Holders of an Excise Warehouse License for mineral oils,
  • Holders of a Registered Consignee Permit for mineral oils,
  • Importers under excise payment, as defined in the Excise Duty Act (Wet op de accijns), who have delivered fuels to the Dutch transport sector.

Companies that are purchasing parties according to the Gas Act, and who deliver gas to the Dutch transport sector via connections to the gas grid exclusively for that purpose, can claim deliveries of gaseous biofuels. They do this by greening the deliveries with Guarantees of Origin (the latter in the form of Vertogas certificates).

Companies that are purchasing parties according to the Electricity Act and who deliver electricity to road vehicles via connections to the electricity grid exclusively for that purpose, can claim deliveries of electricity.

See also: Claiming deliveries of Energy for Transport.

Companies that trade HBEs

Claiming companies can trade HBEs so that the companies  subject to an obligation can have sufficient HBEs available to comply with their obligation.

Other companies can also transfer HBEs in the REV to a limited extent. In that case, they must have an Excise Warehouse  License for mineral oils.