To strengthen air pollution control at its source, the EPA preannounced the Co-firing Ratio and Composition Standards for Fuels Used by Stationary Pollution Sources on 26 June 2019. The standards stipulate the compositions of bituminous coal, fuel oil and solid biofuel used in public and private premises, and also the co-firing ratio limits for waste-derived fuels as an auxiliary fuel. Also, the standards will be implemented in combination with use permissions for fuels.
The standards were formulated based on the new revisions to the Air Pollution Control Act announced on 1 August 2018. The purpose of the standards is to regulate the fuels and auxiliary fuels used by stationary sources in public and private premises, including bituminous coal and other announced substances.
Although petroleum coke is no longer used as a fuel in Taiwan, it is still included in the standards to ensure stricter control. In addition to the standards, to separate the controls on fuels used by stationary sources and other substances prone to cause air pollution, the EPA has preannounced the revised Management Regulations on Sales and Use Permits for Bituminous Coal, Petroleum Coke and Other Air Pollution-Causing Substances.
Excerpt from Environmental Policy Monthly, 22 (7)
- Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C.(Taiwan)