Workshop: Better Biomass certification: demonstrating sustainability of the biomass in bio-based products


27 October 2015 16:00 – 18:30 pm.

Square Brussels Meeting Centre
Pre-conference event to EFIB

The event will be preceded by a workshop on Public Procurement of Bio-based products.

Better Biomass is the international certification system for solid, liquid and gaseous biomass. The Better Biomass certificate is used to demonstrate the sustainability of the biomass used for bio-based products, fuels or energy. The certification system has originally been established (and recognized) to demonstrate compliance with the Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and recently expanded its scope to include bio-based products.

During the workshop the participants will be informed about the underlying sustainability criteria of the certification system and how they can demonstrate compliance. Case examples of certified companies will be presented and the possibilities to use the Better Biomass in (public) procurement procedures will be discussed. The workshop will conclude with an informal part where participants can address experts for individual questions, or exchange ideas with other participants.

The workshop is taking place on 27 October 2015 in Brussels from 16:00 pm – 18:30 pm. Places are limited. Pre-register here for participation. Formal invitations will be sent to a selection of pre-registered candidates. Participation without invitation is not possible.

〉 Workshop pre-registration

Workshop agenda

16:00 Welcome and introductions

16:10 Presentation of Better Biomass sustainability criteria
Overview of the updated sustainability criteria, including:
– Carbon debt
– ILUC (Indirect Land-Use Change)
– Cascading use of biomass
– Biodiversity
– Bio-based products

16:30 Cases of Better Biomass certified companies
– Eneco Bio Golden Raand: Generating sustainable electricity form painted/limed residue wood
– other cases: to be confirmed

17:00 Issuing of new Better Biomass certificates
Reception and opportunity for exchange with experts

18:30 Closure