On the Standardization of Biomass/Biofuels Terminology and Certification - A Taxonomy/Partonomy Ontological Approach

F.A. Batzias & C.G. Siontorou
The growing range of certification and standard-setting schemes developed to cover the biomass-to­biofuels market under the sustainability framework has resulted in a significant degree of complexity that restricts the applicability and the effectiveness of these schemes. While some experts believe that an increasing number of certification initiatives would just lead to beneficial competition, resulting in constant improvement in standards and standard application, others point out that further proliferation of standards without a standardized terminology might...