Title: Status of the Implementation of Biofuels and Bioenergy Certification Systems
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC62073
ISBN: 978-92-79-18867-1
ISSN: 1018-5593
Other Identifiers: EUR 24650 EN
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC62073
DOI: 10.2788/65981
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: Biofuels certification is a response to the concerns related to the biofuels sustainability. There are several existing certification schemes related to sustainability in other fields, varying considerably in scope, as were developed for a wide range of products as a result of various concerns (Van Dam et al., 2007, BTG, 2008). Some systems cover one of the areas in biomass production, such as agriculture, forest and fair trade. They provide insight into the structures of certification systems (design, implementation constraints, cost-benefits¿) as well as operational experience and effectiveness. Some schemes include sustainability criteria that could be adapted for bioenergy and biofuels certification, and provide a useful experience for the development of a biofuels certification scheme, or for benchmarking. The report analyses the status of implementation of several European and Non-European certification schemes in connection with the EU current legislative framework. Several of these schemes are undergoing the recognition process, but none of them has been already recognized at the moment.
JRC Directorate:Energy, Transport and Climate

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