The guidelines of the ISCC system are based on European directives and national (German) ordinances relevant for the production of sustainable biomass. Below you will find the most important legislation for download. The leaflet of the German Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (Bundesanstalt für Landwirtschaft und Ernährung, BLE) offers a first introduction on the production of sustainable biomass. Download leaflet BLE

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European (EU) Legislation

Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and corresponding documents

Renewable Energy Directive (2009/28/EC)

DIRECTIVE 2009/28/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC

Communication EC Voluntary Systems Default Values (2010/C160 /01)

Communication from the Commission on voluntary schemes and default values in the EU biofuels and bioliquids sustainability scheme  

Communication EC Practical Implementation and Counting Rules (2010/C 160/02)

Communication from the Commission on the practical implementation of the EU biofuels and bioliquids sustainability scheme and on counting rules for biofuels 

Fuel Quality Directive (FQD)

Fuel Quality Directive (2009/30/EC)

DIRECTIVE 2009/30/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 23 April 2009 amending Directive 98/70/EC as regards the specification of petrol, diesel and gas-oil and introducing a mechanism to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions and amending Council Directive 1999/32/EC as regards the specification of fuel used by inland waterway vessels and repealing Directive 93/12/EEC

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National (German) Legislation

Renewable Energies Sources Act (EEG; German)

Law giving preferential treatment to renewable sources of energy (Erneuerbare-Energien-Gesetz)

Biofuel Sustainability Ordinance (Biokraft-NachV; German)

Ordinance on the requirements for sustainable production of biofuels (Biokraftstoff-Nachhaltigkeitsverordnung)

Biomass Electricity Sustainability Ordinance (BioSt-NachV; German)

Ordinance on the requirements for the sustainable production of liquid biomass for electricity production (Biomassestrom-Nachhaltigkeitsverordnung)

Regulatory Provision on the Biomass Electricity Sustainability Ordinance (BioSt_NachVwV; German)

Regulatory provision on the recognition of certification systems and certification bodies (Verwaltungsvorschrift Biomassestrom-Nachhaltigkeitsverordnung) following the requirements laid down in the Biomass Electricity Substainability Ordinance  (BioSt-NachV)

Federal Immission Control Act (36. BImSchV; German)

Law on the protection from harmful environmental impacts caused by air pollution, noise, concussion and similar harmful effects (Bundesimmissionsschutzverordnung)

Recycling and Waste Management Act (KrWG; German)

Law on recycling and waste management (Kreislaufwirtschaftsgesetz)