Comparative Evaluation of Biofuel Standardisation & Certification Schemes - Developing an Approach to Evaluate Assets, Drawbacks and the Future Potential of S&C Schemes

A. Hofer & V. Schneider
Based on a brief overview of barriers to the success of sustainable biofuels, a selection of important standardisation and certification (S&C) schemes for biofuels is presented. A possible approach for the evaluation of prominent challenges and difficulties is discussed with focus on crucial socio-economic aspects like stakeholder participation, overall legitimacy and transparency. Complementary to this, technical aspects like verifiable GHG savings, proof of compliance, traceability and enforceability of principles and criteria are explicated as well....