Implications of European Union recast Renewable Energy Directive sustainability criteria for renewable heat and transport: Case study of willow biomethane in Ireland

A new MaREI paper, authored by Jerry Murphy, Aoife Long, Archishman Bose, Richard O’Shea and Rory Monaghan, discusses how the 2018 recast European Renewable Energy Directive (RED recast) sets emissions savings criteria for renewable fuels. This paper too assesses the life-cycle emissions from gasification methanation of willow to produce renewable biomethane in order to compare the heat and transport 2026 sustainability criteria in the RED recast.

The full article can be found here