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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Verwaltungsgericht Berlin (Germany) lodged on 19 April 2019 — Ingredion Germany GmbH v Bundesrepublik Deutschland

(Case C-320/19)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Verwaltungsgericht Berlin

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: Ingredion Germany GmbH

Defendant: Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Question referred

Are Article 18(1)(c) and the second subparagraph of Article 18(2) of European Commission Decision 2011/278/EU, 1 in conjunction with Article 3(h) and Article 10a of Directive 2003/87/EC, 2 to be interpreted as meaning that, for new entrants, the capacity utilisation factor relevant for the fuel-related activity level is limited to a value of less than 100%?


1     Commission Decision of 27 April 2011 determining transitional Union-wide rules for harmonised free allocation of emission allowances pursuant to Article 10a of Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (OJ 2011 L 130, p. 1).

2     Directive 2003/87/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 2003 establishing a scheme for greenhouse gas emission allowance trading within the Community and amending Council Directive 96/61/EC (OJ 2003 L 275, p. 32).