Towards a Global System for Certified Sustainably Produced Biomass for Energy Applications

J.E.J. Dakhorst, H.J.M.B. Pauwels, O.C. Costenoble & M. Roks
Biomass will play an important role in the energy transition and offers great opportunities. The use of biomass for energy applications also raises questions concerning the sustainability of the biomass production. Certification is mostly considered to be the instrument to demonstrate compliance with sustainability requirements. Dutch stakeholders have developed a certification system based on the NTA 8080, the standard describing the sustainability requirements, and the NTA 8081, the certification scheme describing the rules for certification....