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The BioGrace-II GHG calculation tool for electricity, heating and cooling products

The BioGrace GHG calculation tool for electricity, heating and cooling follows the methodology laid down in the European Commission reports of 2011 and 2014. The relevant documents are:

  • Report on sustainability requirements for the use of solid and gaseous biomass sources in electricity, heating and cooling, COM(2010)11
  • State of play on the sustainability of solid and gaseous biomass used for electricity, heating and cooling in the EU, SWD(2014)259
  • Solid and gaseous bioenergy pathways: input values and GHG emissions, JRC Science and Policy Reports, Report EUR 26696 EN.

The calculation tool features:

  •  A list of standard values
  •  An Excel tool that
    • Shows how the default values in the 2014 report were calculated
    • Allows stakeholders to make calculations themselves
  • A user manual
  • Detailed calculation rules
  • A methodological background document

The final version 3 was put online in May 2015. Go to old versions.