Standards and Labels related to Biobased Products
Standards and Labels related to Biobased Products: Developments in the 2016-2018 triennium
Stichnothe – 2018 – Standards and Labels related to Biobased Products: Developments in the 2016-2018 triennium
Standardisation and certification for bioenergy and biofuels have been done by other IEA Bioenergy Tasks already, e.g. “Monitoring Sustainability Certification of Bioenergy” by Task 40 in 2013. However, an overview on standardisation of biobased products is still missing.
The aim of this report is to gather relevant information about existing standardisation approaches for biobased products, and to monitor relevant activities before and during the triennium period (2016-2018). This activity’s focus is on products; national and/or company reporting is beyond the scope of this report. The agreed deliverable to monitor the developments is a slide-deck.
In addition to the slide-decks a brief description of the background, current standards and labels is provided together with three tables showing the current standards for biobased products, standards related to plastic products and wood plastic composite (WPC) in Europe, as well as ongoing and future standard development relevant for biobased products. Both this brief description and the slide-decks are integrated in this deliverable (D4) report.