Checklist for the Control of Requirements for the Production of Biomass
The Checklist for the Control of Requirements for the Production of Biomass supplement document ISCC 202 and give further guidelines to the certification bodies how to verify the requirements according to ISCC 202. These guidelines are minimal requirements whose framework shall be exceeded by the auditor if required due to risk assessment or other noticeable findings.
Requirements for Traceability
According to ISO the term traceability describes the possibility, to trace production, use or location of an element of the supply chain. For final products this can cover the origin of ma-terial and parts as well as the production history. Traceability does not only cover the basic requirements that products can be traced forth and back throughout the value chain from origin to the point of final delivery but also the possibility to specify what they are made from and how they have been processed.
Checklist for the Control of the Traceability Requirements
The checklist for the verification of requirements on traceability gives guidelines to the certifi-cation bodies how to verify the requirements according to ISCC 203. These guidelines are minimal requirements whose framework shall be exceeded by the auditor if required due to Risk Assessment or other noticeable findings. The Management System shall be established on a plant level and, in case of outsourcing shall involve relevant suppliers, respectively service providers in the traceability.
Mass balance calculation methodology
This document describes die basic elements which have to be considered for the require-ments for mass balance calculation.
GHG Emissions Calculation Methodology
The goal of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions calculation is the calculation and verification of GHG emissions along the value chain. This includes the emissions from biomass production, conversion processes, warehouses and transport.
Information about the generated GHG emissions and about the GHG abatement in comparison to the use of fossil energy is one element of the data that is necessary for the traceability of sustainable biomass.
Members of the value chain that have gone through a successful audit can be assigned an individual GHG emissions value in connection with the sustainability and chain of custody audit. The individual GHG value is expressed in GHG emissions per ton of product and they can provide this information together with their product to their customers.
In order to provide for the requirements of the certification system with high reliability, a risk management procedure is defined. This procedure is an integral part of operations and deci-sions in the ISCC system and is based upon a number of risk indicators that are monitored and adjusted continuously.
Cooperation with other Certification Systems
Different certification systems operate within the value chain for sustainable biomass. In the future, with increasing impact and more comprehensive scopes in other sectors besides energy and fuel production, the number of certification systems is supposed to grow. This might affect the whole value chain as well as just parts of it (e. g., sustainable crop cultivation).
For the avoidance of multiple certifications and excessive burden of the elements of the supply chain ISCC offers appropriate possibilities for cooperation to other certification systems. Here there are two stages of cooperation.
Regulations to carry out group certifications
Under certain requirements group certification is possible and allowed.