Better 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 biomass for energy, fuels and bio-based products. The underlying sustainability criteria have been set up by a broadly composed working group with representatives of market parties, government and social organizations, and published in the NTA 8080 standard. The criteria contain important values ​​for nature, the environment and society (People, Planet, Profit).

Better Biomass is managed by NEN, the Dutch Standardization Institute, member of CEN and ISO. NEN is internationally accredited as a scheme manager and certification audits are carried out by independent, accredited certification bodies (CBs).

In March 2024, Plospan obtained the RCVB (regulation for conformity assessment of solid biomass for energy applications) extension of the RED certificate.

In addition to the RCVB certificate, Plospan also has the RED (Directive (EU) 2018/2001 (successor to Directive 2009/28/EC)) certificate.