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Dutch firm receives Better Biomass sustainability certificate

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Biogas Marrum, a Dutch company owned by HoSt, has received the internationally-recognised Better Biomass sustainability certificate.

The certificate (NTA 8080) confirms the sustainable origin of the renewable gas produced by the firm, with a carbon dioxide (CO2) emission reduction of 94.4%. It is issued to companies that produce, trade or process sustainable biomass following the set requirements.

Biogas Marrum processes manure with up to 5% organic residual products via anaerobic digestion to produce 2.2 million normal cubic metres of biomethane annually. In addition to guaranteeing the sustainable origin of the biomass, the use of this biomass must lead to a considerable reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to the use of fossil fuels. The entire chain is included in the reduction calculation, as well as the facility’s energy consumption.

HoSt project developer Tjeerd Smit said: “We are particularly proud of the very high CO2 emission reduction, which on one hand contributes positively to reducing the total CO2 footprint, and on the other hand to the energy transition.”

The biomethane produced at Biogas Marrum can supply more than 1,450 households.