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.

New version of Better Biomass scheme published for sustainable biomass certification

April 25, 2017

PRESS RELEASE - The updated Better Biomass certification scheme has been published by NEN. This scheme enables certific...

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April 19, 2017

Better Biomass Event | Eneco, Rotterdam | 12:00-18:00 |...

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NEN presentation and exhibition stand at World Biomass Markets, 27-29 March

March 22, 2017

NEN is participating in the World Biomass Markets in Amsterdam, 27th to 29th March. On Monday 27th March, during the Wor...

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