This page contains the documents for certification of biomass products that fall outside the scope of Directive 2009/28/EC (Renewable Energy Directive), i.e. apply to solid and gaseous biomass for energy purposes other than transport and to bio-based products.
BETTER BIOMASS SUSTAINABILITY REQUIREMENTS
Sustainably produced biomass
The standard NTA 8080-1 (second edition, 2015) describes the requirements for sustainably produced biomass for application in bioenergy (electricity, heating, cooling, and transport fuel) and bio-based products. Biomass and products made from biomass can occur in a solid, liquid or gaseous state. Order the standard or open the preview.
BETTER BIOMASS CHAIN-OF-CUSTODY REQUIREMENTS
Traceability and origin of biomass
The standard NTA 8080-2 (second edition, 2015) describes the requirements on the chain of custody from biomass production to final application as bioenergy or bio-based products in order to assure the traceability of the origin of the biomass. Biomass or products made from biomass can occur in a solid, liquid or gaseous state. Order the standard or open the preview.
BETTER BIOMASS CERTIFICATION SCHEME
The certification scheme (version 2017-04) describes the ‘rules’ for certification against the requirements of NTA 8080-1 and NTA 8080-2. The certification scheme has been accepted by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA). Download the certification scheme.
The certification system aims at minimizing ambiguous interpretation of the requirements. In case of interpretation issues, the Committee of Experts will define the intended interpretation of the requirement concerned and publish this interpretation in the interpretation document. The interpretation document is a living document. Download the Interpretation document (version 01).
NEN SCHEME MANAGEMENT MANUAL
This scheme management manual describes the procedure for the development and management of schemes by NEN. The procedures of NEN for developing and managing schemes is according to the requirements of the Dutch Accreditation Council laid down in Regulation RvA R-13, The Assessment and Acceptance of Scheme Managers. Download the NEN Scheme management manual.