This page contains the documents for certification of biomass products that fall within the scope of Directive 2009/28/EC (Renewable Energy Directive), i.e. apply to biomass products that are intended for biofuels (fuel for transport) or bioliquids (liquid fuel for other energy purposes).
BETTER BIOMASS SUSTAINABILITY CRITERIA
The standard NTA 8080 (first edition, 2009) describes the requirements for sustainably produced biomass for energy applications. Biomass and products made from biomass can occur in a solid, liquid or gaseous state.
BETTER BIOMASS CERTIFICATION SCHEME
The Better Biomass certification scheme (NTA 8081:2012-04) describes the ‘rules’ for certification against the requirements of NTA 8080. The certification scheme has been accepted by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) and has been recognised by the European Commission within the scope of the Renewable Energy Directive.
Addition 12 March 2015: Decision Better Biomass new name ‘NTA 8080 Approved’ certificate
Addition 28 May 2015: Decision Better Biomass use of logo
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.
Download the Interpretation document (version 07).
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 are aligned with the requirements applied by accreditation bodies associated with the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and European cooperation for Accreditation (EA).