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Better Biomass – NTA 8080

Sustainability is playing an increasingly important role in our society. Sustainable products contribute less to CO2 emissions, enhance biodiversity or are produced with an eye for the welfare of humans and animals. A Better Biomass certificate (NTA 8080 Certified) shows that the biomass that is produced, processed, traded or used is sustainable.


What is Better Better Biomass certification?

According to the European Directive (EU) 2018/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED II), bio-raw materials used as biofuel or bioenergy must be sustainably produced. The directive provides a set of rules to limit negative impacts. The terms NTA 8080 and Better Biomass are often used interchangeably. Basically they refer to the same standards.

Better Biomass is (provisionally) recognised by the European Commission within the scope of Directive (EU) 2018/2001 (Renewable Energy Directive). The Better Biomass certification scheme has been accepted by the Dutch Accreditation Council (RvA) and certification audits are performed by independent certification bodies accredited to the Better Biomass certification scheme.

Better Biomass is managed by the Netherlands standardisation institute (NEN) and meets international sustainability criteria and chain management requirements. The criteria are published in the standards below:

  • NTA 8080-1 (Sustainably produced biomass for bioenergy and bio-based products – Part 1: Sustainability requirements) and;
  • NTA 8080-2 (Sustainably produced biomass for bioenergy and bio-based products –┬áPart 2: Chain-of-custody requirements).


Better Biomass (NTA 8080 Certified) with Schouten Advies

Schouten Advies helps you to convert the abstract conditions from NTA 8080-1 and NTA 8080-2 standards into practical guidelines that can help you guarantee the sustainability of your products. In addition, we focus on you and your colleagues. We help you to become aware of the influence and risks of your work on the sustainability status of your products.

As a company, we have had experience with sustainability certification since 2013. Our consultants work with you to find out what your company needs. You can always rely on our consultants for expert advice in the field of legislation and regulations. Think, for example, of CO2 calculations, drawing up the mass balance and Proof of Sustainability.


Training, courses en secondment

Our consultants are regularly seconded to companies to support and shape their quality policy. For example, we can help with the internal training of staff or we can assist if you are short of hands. Contact Schouten Advies to discuss the secondment options.

In addition, we provide training courses on sustainability to keep your knowledge up to date. We also offer training courses on food, feed and occupational safety. We provide both in-company training and courses at our own location in Giessen. Click here for more information about our training courses.

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