International Conference on Sustainability of Biomass and Biofuels
Practical Guidelines to fulfil market requirements with certification
International ISCC Conference “Biomass market in Ukraine and possibilities of export to EU: Practical guidelines to fulfill certification requirements”
The conference was carried out on November 30, 2010 in Kiev. With the participation of more than 70 stakeholders, it provided a forum for decision makers in the biomass and biofuel industry to analyze the practical impact of the forthcoming sustainability requirements for the European market. Based on an update of the role of energy crop production in Ukrainian agriculture, the Ukrainian and German policy to support biofuel production and Germany’s sustainability scheme for biofuels and bioliquids, the conference provided an insight into the process and requirements of sustainability and GHG certification. The International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) System, which is based upon the new European sustainability legislation, was explained in detail. Representatives from ISCC and certification bodies explained how certification is carried out in practice and what companies have to do for preparation and during the audits. First experience by an ISCC certified company in Ukraine was shared and future prospects of ISCC in Ukraine were discussed.