TÜV SÜD has recently signed the contract with ISCC on the ISCC-EU standard. Based on this contract, certificates issued by TÜV SÜD are now recognised in all EU member states without further audits, thus helping to benefit international biofuel producers, processors and suppliers.

The ISCC EU certification is based on the EU Directive 2009/28/EC on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources. The directive defines the sustainability criteria to be fulfilled by biofuels and other bioliquids. Following recognition of the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) by the European Commission, ISCC-EU certifications can now also be used as proof that the criteria of the directive has been fulfilled throughout all EU member states. Manufacturers, processors and suppliers of biofuels and other bioliquids need the corresponding certificate to benefit from subsidies and tax incentives and to use their biofuels for meeting the new EU biofuel quota.

”With the cooperation contract on ISCC-EU, we have systematically expanded our service portfolio in this area’, said Igor Dormuth, project manager, Biofuel Certification at TÜV SÜD Industrie Service. TÜV SÜD Industrie Service was a project partner in the development of the ISCC system and became accredited by the BLE in February 2010 to provide the respective certifications in Germany. ‘Being an ISCC-EU certification body and our certification experience in national and international settings enables us to provide even better and more comprehensive support to the manufacturers, processors and suppliers of biofuels and other bioliquids.’