What is Better Biomass?

The Better Biomass certification system consists of sustainability requirements, chain-of-custody requirements and rules for certification.


How can I get certified?

The process for being granted a Better Biomass certificate is described in the road map.


Which companies have a Better Biomass certificate?

The register contains all the organizations that have granted the Better Biomass certificate.


Enter the market for sustainable biomass

Better Biomass is an international certification system for solid, liquid and gaseous biomass. The Better Biomass certificate is used to demonstrate the sustainability of the biomass used for energy, fuels or bio-based products. The underlying sustainability criteria have been established in a multi-stakeholder consensus process between private companies, government and civil society organizations and are published in the standard NTA 8080. These criteria cover important values for nature, environment and society (People, Planet, Profit).

Better Biomass is managed by NEN, the Netherlands Standardization Institute, a CEN and ISO member. NEN has an international accreditation as a scheme manager and certification audits are done by accredited independent certifying bodies.

Meet NEN at World Bio Markets 2019

March 1, 2019

NEN is Bronze Sponsor of the 14th annual World Bio Markets - the leading assembly for the bio-based economy. This assemb...

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Better Biomass recognised by European Commission

December 6, 2018

The Better Biomass certification scheme has been re-recognised by the European Commission in the framework of the Renewa...

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Better Biomass approved by Dutch authorities as certification scheme for solid biomass for energy applications

November 20, 2018

The Better Biomass certification scheme has been approved in the framework of the Dutch Decree conformity assessment of ...

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