Fuel the bioenergy market’s expectations for sustainability
The Renewable Energy Directive 2009/29/EC defines a framework establishing binding sustainability standards for the production of biomass and its processing into bioenergy.
To be eligible for remuneration, tax reductions and crediting to the biofuel quota, liquid and gaseous biofuels and electricity produced from liquid biomass used in the EU must fulfil the following criteria:
- Sustainable cultivation and management of biofuel crop
- Protection of high conservation value areas
- Establishment of an effective chain of custody (CoC)
- Ensuring a minimum GHG saving threshold of 35 % (50 % from 2017 onwards) compared to fossil energy carriers.
To access the European market, compliance with these criteria must be certified by an accredited certification body such as TÜV SÜD. We are one of the first approved biomass sustainability certification bodies. Moreover, we were named best certification company for climate change projects at an international level*. Our global network of auditors supports you across the entire certification process. They are experts in tailoring our services to meet your needs.
*The readership of “Environmental Finance” in 2007 and 2009