What is Better Biomass?

The Better Biomass certificate is used by organizations to demonstrate that the biomass they produce, process, trade or use meets well established international sustainability criteria.


How can I get certified?

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


Which companies have a Better Biomass certificate?

The register contains all the organizations that have received 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.

Eneco’s biomass plant receives Better Biomass certificate

May 6, 2015

- First certificate under new name On the 6th of May in Delfzijl, the Netherlands, Eneco received the Better Biomass ...

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Better Biomass: new name ‘NTA 8080 Approved’ certificate

April 22, 2015

Certificates issued to companies which produce, trade or process sustainable biomass, based on NTA 8080, are now called ...

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Draft NTA 8080 available for comments

November 24, 2014

Recently, a working group consisting of representatives from biomass producers and users, NGOs, research institutes, gov...

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