Background documents

This page provides links to background documentation that is included in NTA 8080 and that can be used when implementing the Better Biomass sustainability and chain-of-custody requirements.

Standards

Note: The hyperlinks refer to the CEN or ISO website to obtain more information about the European (EN) or international (ISO) standard concerned. Standards can be ordered through the national standardization body of your country.

  • EN 16214-1, Sustainability criteria for the production of biofuels and bioliquids for energy applications – Principles, criteria, indicators and verifiers – Part 1: Terminology
  • CEN/TS 16214-2, Sustainability criteria for the production of biofuels and bioliquids for energy applications – Principles, criteria, indicators and verifiers – Part 2: Conformity assessment including chain of custody and mass balance
  • EN 16214-3, Sustainability criteria for the production of biofuels and bioliquids for energy applications – Principles, criteria, indicators and verifiers – Part 3: Biodiversity and environmental aspects related to nature protection purposes
  • EN 16214-4, Sustainability criteria for the production of biofuels and bioliquids for energy applications – Principles, criteria, indicators and verifiers – Part 4: Calculation methods of the greenhouse gas emission balance using a life cycle analysis approach
  • EN 16575, Bio-based products – Vocabulary
  • CEN/TS 16640, Bio-based products – Determination of the bio based carbon content of products using the radiocarbon method [to be replaced with EN 16640]
  • CEN/TR 16721, Bio-based products – Overview of methods to determine the bio-based content
  • EN 16760, Bio-based products – Life Cycle Assessment
  • EN 16785-1, Bio-based products – Bio-based content – Part 1: Determination of the bio-based content using the radiocarbon analysis and elemental analysis
  • EN 16785-2, Bio-based products – Bio-based content – Part 2: Determination of the bio-based content using the material balance method [under approval]
  • ISO 13065, Sustainability criteria for bioenergy
  • ISO 14001, Environmental management systems – Requirements with guidance for use
  • ISO 14064-1, Greenhouse gases – Part 1: Specification with guidance at the organization level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals
  • ISO/IEC 17021-1, Conformity assessment – Requirements for bodies providing audit and certification of management systems – Part 1: Requirements
  • ISO 19011, Guidelines for auditing management systems
  • ISO 26000, Guidance on social responsibility
  • NTA 8003:2008, Classification of biomass for energy application [in Dutch]

Legislation, regulations and supporting documents

  • COM(2010)11, Report from the Commission to the council and the European parliament on sustainability requirements for the use of solid and gaseous biomass sources in electricity, heating and cooling
  • Communication from the Commission on the practical implementation of the EU biofuels and bioliquids sustainability scheme and on counting rules for biofuels (2010/C 160/02)
  • Decision 2010/335/EU of 10 June 2010 on guidelines for the calculation of land carbon stocks for the purpose of Annex V to Directive 2009/28/EC
  • Directive 92/43/EEC of the council of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora
  • Directive 2009/28/EC of the European parliament and of the council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC
  • Directive 2009/147/EC of the European parliament and of the council of 30 November 2009 on the conservation of wild birds
  • Directive (EU) 2015/1513 of the European parliament and of the council of 9 September 2015 amending Directive 98/70/EC relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and amending Directive 2009/28/EC om the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources
  • Regulation (EU) No 1307/2014 of the Commission of 8 December 2014 on defining the criteria and geographic ranges of highly biodiverse grassland for the purposes of Article 7b(3)(c) of Directive 98/70/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council relating to the quality of petrol and diesel fuels and Article 17(3)(c) of Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources
  • Solid and gaseous bioenergy pathways: input values and GHG emissions – Calculated according to methodology set in COM(2010) 11 and SWD(2014) 259, European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy and Transport, 2014
  • SWD(2014) 259, Commission staff working document – State of play on the sustainability of solid and gaseous biomass used for electricity,heating and cooling in the EU

Reports and other documentation