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.

Better Biomass recognition update

April 16, 2018

The revised Better Biomass scheme was launched in April 2017, building on the second edition of NTA 8080 that contains t...

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NEN at World Bio Markets

February 22, 2018

  NEN is joining World Bio Markets 2018. The congress is held at Passenger Terminal Amsterdam (PTA), on the ...

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Better Biomass first certification scheme submitted to advisory commission under Dutch Energy Agreement

August 25, 2017

Better Biomass is the first certification scheme that has made use of the opportunity to apply for an assessment to the ...

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