Vegetable oils for cogeneration
Pure vegetable oils (PVO) include soybean, rapeseed and sunflower oils, produced from oil seeds through extraction, refined but chemically unmodified, derived from national production chains that guarantee tracking along the entire productive cycle of the agricultural products.
Electrical operators with cogeneration plants with < 1 MW electrical power have the right to an incentive called All-Inclusive Rate.
The all-inclusive rate recognizes an incentive rate per kWh of net electrical power produced by the plant and fed into the mains network. The rate is as follows:
- 0.28 €/kWh for traceable pure vegetable oils (PVO);
- 0.18 €/kWh for untraceable vegetable oils (liquid bio-fuels).
PVO favors locally produced agricultural resources in accordance to traceability and environmental sustainability criteria (as set forth in European Directive 28/2009 governing renewable energy).