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.

Updated Better Biomass scheme documents approved in framework of SDE+ subsidy scheme

September 22, 2020

The Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has approved the updated Better Biomass scheme documents in th...

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Exemption rules for NEN schemes in connection with Corona

March 24, 2020

As a result of measures taken by governments and organizations worldwide to curb the spread of the coronavirus, not all ...

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Better Biomass contributes to Webinar CO2 performance of bioenergy

March 21, 2020

The Dutch association for bio-energy, Platform Bio-Energie, will organise its first webinar on 27 March 2020. Theme of t...

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