Sustainability certification support

RES was amongst the first ISCC EU certified biomethane trading parties in the EU. We believe strongly in setting standards for quality and sustainability.

All EU Voluntary Schemes and national schemes that are formally recognized by the European Commission in the framework of the RED II are accepted under ISCC EU. ISCC EU continues to accept voluntary and national schemes which have successfully passed the preliminary assessment by the European Commission for the formal recognition under the EU Renewable Energy Directive II. Materials certified under those schemes can be accepted by ISCC EU certified operators as “EU RED COMPLIANT” or equivalent. Certification thus ensures verifiable and recognized GHG emission reductions, and best sustainable praxis. In our view, ISCC respresents the global sustainability standard. As a certified trader, we can accept sustainable material from other Voluntary Schemes as well.

ISCC is a sustainability certification system covering the entire supply chain and all kinds of biobased feedstocks and renewables. With currently over 4,800 valid certificates in more than 100 countries, ISCC is among the world’s largest certification systems. It has been developed through an open multi-stakeholder process and is governed by an association with more than 160 members, including research institutes and NGO’s. As a no-deforestation standard with a strong commitment to protect forests, high-carbon stock lands and biodiversity, ISCC strives for a world where biomass and other raw materials are produced in an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable manner.

Compared to other biofuel production pathways, biogas and biomethane show some peculiarities. In a biogas plant, liquid and solid biomasses are digested in a fermenter and biogas is produced. Biogas is a mixture of different gases. In a second processing step, biogas is processed into biomethane which can be used as a biofuel. The processing, supply chain management, transport and GHG calculation differ in comparison to liquid biofuels. Because of this, ISCC provides additional guidelines for the certification of biogas and biomethane supply chains. RES’ experts know these guidelines by heart.

RES has supported multiple biogas and/or biomethane plants owners in their journey to become ISCC EU certified. From handbooks and procedures needed, to audit dry runs and GHG calculation support; there are no areas in which RES cannot guide and support.

Traditionally we support the initial certification for biogas and/or biomethane plants when we have a role also in linking the future production volumes to commercial off-take and supply agreement of biomethane. As a separate service, RES is also able to utilize its experience for aspiring producers of biomethane.

If you would like to receivce insights about the possibility to involve RES in the sustainable development of your biogas and/or biomethane project, please fill in the below form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.