18 März 2008

Limited impact of obligatory biomass certification

Report regards EU criterea as "starting point" towards sustainable production

The BTG Biomass Technology Group BV has published a report for the European Commission on sustainability criteria and certification systems for biomass production. In the study, current initiatives towards biomass certification are analysed and the main barriers towards a successful achievment of the sustainability goals are identified.

The report is intended to supply information on which policy decisions regarding the establishment of EU based minimum criteria and certification systems could be based. It concludes that the implementation of obligatory sustainability criteria and certification systems is possible, although practical issues limit the impact of biomass certification.

Full report
BTG Biomass Technology Group BV (2008-02): Sustainability Criteria and Certification Systems for Biomass Production. (PDF-Document, 1.3 MB)

(Cf. news of 2008-01-24, 2008-02-08 and 2008-03-13.)

Source: EU: Directorate General for Energy and Transport, 2008-03-12.

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