Posted on: 29th Nov 2023
The CO2 tax – what does it mean for you?
Next year a new CO2 tax on energy recovery is set to be introduced in Germany. The levy, which will be imposed on emissions from incinerators, will eventually be rolled out across Europe, but in the short-term we expect waste flow dynamics to change as the market responds to this new development.
Early indications suggest the tax will be priced at €18.98 per tonne for refuse-derived fuel (RDF) type feedstocks. While the full CO2 tax will be €40 per tonne overall, it will vary depending on certain factors such as calorific value and the amount of biogenic content in the waste.