NEN coordinates the establishment of international standards and certification schemes in the biobased economy and many other sectors. Using our broad international network, we bring together stakeholders to develop standards which help to reassure that products and services are safe, reliable and of good quality. NEN is leading the CEN Technical Committee ‘bio-based products’ (CEN/TC 411), which is developing standards supporting the development of the biobased economy. NEN manages the certification schemes Better Biomass and Biobased Content, which enable communication of important characteristics of biobased products.
Bio-based content certification enables transparent and credible communication about the bio-based content of a product, by means of a certificate and label with the percentage bio-based content. This not only involves the bio-based carbon content, but also the other elements hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen.
Better Biomass is the international certification system for solid, liquid and gaseous biomass. The certificates are used to demonstrate the sustainability of the biomass used for energy, fuels and bio-based products.