Renewable Energy Source Directive (RED)

Renewable Energy Source Directive (RED)

The European Commission’s Renewable Energies Directive* specifies criteria for sustainably generated biomass for power production on behalf of the member states. In Germany, there are two ordinances that provide the basis for the implementation of these criteria: the Biomass-Electricity- Sustainability-Ordinance (BioSt-NachV) and the Ordinance on Requirements Pertaining to Sustainable Production of Biofuels (BioKraft-NachV); they are both subject to the new German Renewable Energy Sources Law (EEG**) that regulates compensation of additional costs of power production from renewable sources.

ISCC System has been approved by the German Authority BLE as the Certification System for sustainable Biomass and Biofuels according to the German Ordinance. Whilst DQS GmbH is an accredited Certification Body for BioKraft-NachV and BioSt-NachV by BLE. Audits can now be performed according to the certification systems that are recognized under the new ordinances.
The requirement of sustainable biomass poses a special challenge for oil producers wanting to export to Germany and other EU nations. Starting 1 Jan 2011 companies that use liquid biomass for power production (e.g. palm oil, soy oil and canola oil) will only receive compensation under the EEG if sustainability criteria have been fulfilled in cultivation, processing and shipment. Proof may be supplied through certification by a recognized certification body.

“Palm oil qualifies as an excellent resource for a sustainable energy supply. The certification focuses on ensuring the export of palm oil to the European Union while sustainably protecting flora and fauna”, quoted Mr. Danny NG, Managing Director of DQS Malaysia  during certificate hand over to PT Tolan Tiga Indonesia. For more info, please contact us at

redMr. Danny Ng (LH) Managing Director of DQS Malaysia hand over ISCC certificate to Mr. Achuthan Govindan (RH) Director Of Engineering from PT Tolan Tiga Indonesia