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Biomass for biofuels need to meet new EU criteria

Germany-based biofuels and bioliquid certification body Tüv Süd has obtained further accreditation for the testing of waste and residual materials.

The news comes as the 36th Ordinance on the Implementation of the Federal Immission Control Act now requires EU companies operating in the collection of waste and residual materials to furnish proof of certification in accordance with REDcert-DE or ISCC DE for the first time.

‘Since biofuels made from waste and residues can be counted twice towards the fulfilment of EU targets, reliable end-to-end certification of the entire supply chain is imperative,’ says Igor Dormuth, project manager at Tüv Süd.

‘Critical aspects in this process include reliable and transparent criteria defining sustainable biomass use. Without them, the reputation of biofuels as an important building-block within the scope of energy from renewable sources will be impossible to preserve.’